pus

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noun \ˈpəs\

Definition of pus

  1. :  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 in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of pus

Latin pur-, pus — more at foul


First Known Use: 15th century


PUS Defined for English Language Learners

pus

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noun \ˈpəs\

Definition of pus for English Language Learners

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


PUS Defined for Kids

pus

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noun \ˈpəs\

Definition of pus for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

pus

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noun \ˈpəs\

Medical Definition of pus

  1. :  a thick, opaque, usually yellowish-white, fluid matter that is formed as part of an inflammatory response typically associated with an infection and is composed of exudate chiefly containing dead white blood cells (as neutrophils), tissue debris, and pathogenic microorganisms (as bacteria)


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