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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
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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

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with PUS

PUS Defined for Kids

pus

noun \ˈpəs\

Definition of PUS for Kids

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

pus

noun \ˈpəs\

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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