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purpura

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noun pur·pu·ra \ˈpər-pyə-rə, -pə-rə\

Definition of purpura

  1. :  any of several hemorrhagic states characterized by patches of purplish discoloration resulting from extravasation of blood into the skin and mucous membranes

pur·pu·ric play \ˌpər-ˈpyu̇r-ik\ adjective


Origin of purpura

New Latin, from Latin, purple color


First Known Use: 1753


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purpura

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noun pur·pu·ra \ˈpər-p(y)ə-rə\

Medical Definition of purpura

  1. :  any of several hemorrhagic states characterized by patches of purplish discoloration resulting from extravasation of blood into the skin and mucous membranes—see thrombocytopenic purpura




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