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suppuration

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noun sup·pu·ra·tion \ˌsəp-yə-ˈrā-shən\

Medical Definition of suppuration

  1. :  the formation of, conversion into, or process of discharging pus <an abscess is a localized area of suppuration> <suppuration in a wound>




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