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purpura

noun pur·pu·ra \ˈpər-pyə-rə, -pə-rə\

Definition of PURPURA

:  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 \ˌpər-ˈpyr-ik\ adjective

Origin of PURPURA

New Latin, from Latin, purple color
First Known Use: 1753

purpura

noun pur·pu·ra \ˈpər-p(y)ə-rə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PURPURA

:  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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