pustule

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noun pus·tule \ˈpəs-(ˌ)chül, -(ˌ)tyül, -(ˌ)tül\

Definition of pustule

  1. 1 :  a small circumscribed elevation of the skin containing pus and having an inflamed base

  2. 2 :  a small often distinctively colored elevation or spot resembling a blister or pimple

Examples of pustule in a Sentence

  1. smallpox's characteristic pustules typically resulted in permanent scarring for survivors of the dreaded disease

Origin and Etymology of pustule

Middle English, from Latin pustula; akin to Lithuanian pusti to blow, Greek physa breath


First Known Use: 14th century


PUSTULE Defined for English Language Learners

pustule

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Definition of pustule for English Language Learners

  • medical : a small bump on the skin that contains or produces pus


Medical Dictionary

pustule

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noun pus·tule \ˈpəs-(ˌ)chü(ə)l, -(ˌ)t(y)ü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of pustule

  1. 1:  a small circumscribed elevation of the skin containing pus and having an inflamed base

  2. 2:  a small often distinctively colored elevation or spot resembling a blister or pimple



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