an abscess containing white solid or semisolid material of cheeselike consistency; usually tuberculous.
Synonym(s): cheesy abscess
Etymology: AS, cese + L, abscedere, to go away
an abscess that contains a yellowish semisolid, cheeselike material, such as a tuberculous abscess. Also called caseous abscess.
cheesy abscess(1) Tuberculous abscess.
(2) Uncertain; any abscess filled with caseous debris.