Purpuric



[pur-pyoo r-uh] /ˈpɜr pyʊər ə/

noun, Pathology.
1.
a disease characterized by purple or brownish-red spots on the skin or mucous membranes, caused by the extravasation of blood.
/ˈpɜːpjʊrə/
noun
1.
(pathol) any of several blood diseases causing purplish spots or patches on the skin due to subcutaneous bleeding
n.

disease characterized by purple patches on the skin, 1753, from Modern Latin, from Latin purpura “purple dye” (see purple (n.)). Related: Purpuric.

purpuric pur·pu·ric (pûr-pyur’ĭk)
adj.
Relating to or affected with purpura.

purpura pur·pu·ra (pûr’pə-rə, -pyə-)
n.
A condition characterized by hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes that result in the appearance of purplish spots or patches. Also called peliosis.

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