Simple Definition of pustule
medical : a small bump on the skin that contains or produces pus
Full Definition of pustule
1 : a small circumscribed elevation of the skin containing pus and having an inflamed base
2 : a small often distinctively colored elevation or spot resembling a blister or pimple
Examples of pustule in a sentence
<smallpox's characteristic pustules typically resulted in permanent scarring for survivors of the dreaded disease>
Origin of pustule
Middle English, from Latin pustula; akin to Lithuanian pusti to blow, Greek physa breath
First Known Use: 14th century
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