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Accumulated pus within an enclosed cavity marking a localized site of body defenses against foreign materials or microorganisms.

Abscesses are portions of the body that are filled with pus and are inflamed, usually because of a localized infection caused by bacterial pathogen.

Genotype may be defined fairly narrowly, particularly to consider the fitness impact of different alleles found at a single locus. That fitness impact, though, can vary as a function of environment, the rest of an organism's genotype, and even the frequency of other genotypes within a population.

Offspringsuccess is often defined in terms of further offspring production. Absolute fitness thus is the number of offspring produced that go on to produce offspring of their own, and as may vary depending upon what alleles an organism carries. See, by contrast, relative fitness and average fitness.