Purulent



[pyoo r-uh-luh nt, pyoo r-yuh-] /ˈpyʊər ə lənt, ˈpyʊər yə-/

adjective
1.
full of, containing, forming, or discharging pus; suppurating:
a purulent sore.
2.
attended with suppuration:
purulent appendicitis.
3.
of the nature of or like pus:
purulent matter.
/ˈpjʊərʊlənt/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or containing pus
adj.

early 15c., from Middle French purulent and directly from Latin purulentus “full of pus,” from pus (genitive puris) “pus” (see pus). Related: Purulence.

purulent pu·ru·lent (pyur’ə-lənt, pyur’yə-)
adj.
Containing, discharging, or causing the production of pus.

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