pustular

adjective

pus·​tu·​lar ˈpəs-chə-lər How to pronounce pustular (audio)
ˈpəs-tyə-,
-tə-
1
: of, relating to, or resembling pustules
2
: covered with pustular prominences : pustulated

Examples of pustular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vesicular lesions often then become pustular, meaning the clear fluid has become opaque. Claire Wolters, Verywell Health, 12 Mar. 2024 Villagran has spent the last 10 days dealing with a pustular rash covering her arms, legs and torso. Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2023 The monkeypox virus was first identified in 1959 among a group of captive crab-eating macaque monkeys in Copenhagen, Denmark that had been imported for use in polio vaccine research and that had fallen ill with a pustular rash (2). Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 1 Aug. 2015 There are actually five different types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic.1 Of all the five types, guttate psoriasis is a bit less common. Lambeth Hochwald, Health, 24 Mar. 2023 There’s also guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, and even nail psoriasis; all of them can cause life-disrupting symptoms that require thoughtful care. Beth Krietsch, SELF, 14 Dec. 2022 Its signs are the same: red, pustular rash stippling along the arms, legs and torso, an unshakable fever with fatigue and bloodshot eyes. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 1 Aug. 2015 Monkeypox causes a rash that starts as flat spots, which then become raised and finally appears pustular. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, 4 Oct. 2022 It was administered not with a syringe but by scratching pustular material on a person’s arm. Jordan E. Taylor, Time, 5 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1716, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pustular was in 1716

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Cite this Entry

“Pustular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pustular. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

pustular

adjective
pus·​tu·​lar -lər How to pronounce pustular (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or resembling pustules
pustular eruptions
2
: covered with pustular prominences : pustulated
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