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purulent

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adjective pu·ru·lent \-lənt\

Simple Definition of purulent

  • medical : containing or producing pus

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of purulent

  1. 1 :  containing, consisting of, or being pus <a purulent discharge>

  2. 2 :  accompanied by suppuration

Origin of purulent

Latin purulentus, from pur-, pus pus


First Known Use: 1597


Medical Dictionary

purulent

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adjective pu·ru·lent \-lənt\

Medical Definition of purulent

  1. 1:  containing, consisting of, or being pus <a purulent discharge> <a purulent lesion>

  2. 2:  accompanied by suppuration <purulent meningitis>




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