[puhs-choo l] /ˈpʌs tʃʊl/
Pathology. a small elevation of the skin containing pus.
any pimplelike or blisterlike swelling or elevation.
a small inflamed elevated area of skin containing pus
any small distinct spot resembling a pimple or blister
late 14c., from Old French pustule (13c.) and directly from Latin pustula “blister, pimple,” from PIE imitative root *pu- (1) “blow, swell,” on notion of “inflated area” (cf. Sanskrit pupphusah “lung,” Greek physa “breath, blast, wind, bubble,” Lithuanian puciu “to blow, swell,” Old Church Slavonic puchati “to blow”). Cf. emphysema. Related: Pustulant; pustular.
pustule pus·tule (pŭs’chōōl, pŭs’tyōōl)
A small inflamed swelling of the skin that is filled with pus.
[puhs-chuh-luh s] /ˈpʌs tʃə ləs/ adjective 1. .
- Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris
pustulosis palmaris et plantaris pustulosis pal·mar·is et plan·tar·is (pāl-mâr’ĭs ět’ plān-târ’ĭs) n. See acrodermatitis continua.
[poo t] /pʊt/ verb (used with object), put, putting. 1. to move or place (anything) so as to get it into or out of a specific location or position: to put a book on the shelf. 2. to bring into some relation, state, etc.: to put everything in order. 3. to place in the charge […]
noun [1950s+; fr Spanish]