purulent

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Middle French purulent, from Latin pūrulentus, from pūs (pus).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpjʊəɹ(j)ʊlənt/

Adjective[edit]

purulent (comparative more purulent, superlative most purulent)

  1. (medicine) Consisting of pus
  2. leaking or seeping pus
    purulent inflammation.

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purulent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913