pus

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pus

noun \ˈpəs\

medical : a thick, yellowish substance that is produced when a part of the body or a wound becomes infected

Full Definition of PUS

:  thick opaque usually yellowish-white fluid matter formed by suppuration and composed of exudate containing white blood cells, tissue debris, and microorganisms

Examples of PUS

  1. Pus oozed from the cat's injured ear.

Origin of PUS

Latin pur-, pus — more at foul
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Medicine Terms

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Rhymes with PUS

pus

noun \ˈpəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PUS

: thick opaque usually yellowish white fluid matter formed by suppuration and composed of exudate containing leukocytes, tissue debris, and microorganisms

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