purpuric

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin purpura (purple), from Ancient Greek [Term?]. The medical sense is from the English purpura (the appearance of purple discolorations on the skin).

Adjective[edit]

purpuric (comparative more purpuric, superlative most purpuric)

  1. (medicine) purple (of spots which appear on the skin); pertaining to or affected with purpura
    • 2003, Christine Léauté-Labrèze and Alain Taïeb, Diagnosis and management of Stevens Johnson syndrome, in Recent Advances in Pediatrics, Volume 20 (edited by Tim J David), Royal Society of Medicine Press, page 140:
      After 1–14 days, skin eruption occurs abruptly, consisting of symmetrical purpuric macules which progress to blisters and areas of epidermal necrosis...
  2. (chemistry, not comparable) purple in colour; derived from or forming a substance which is purple; derived from or forming purpuric acid
    purpuric acid
    a purpuric salt

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