pyogenic membrane(redirected from prophylactic membrane)
a layer of pus cells lining an abscess cavity that have not yet autolyzed.
Synonym(s): prophylactic membrane
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pyogenic membraneAn obsolete term that formerly dignified the inner lining of an organising abscess, histologically characterised by granulation tissue, fibrinous and necrotic debris and polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
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The granular lining of an abscess or fistula.
See also: membrane
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