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a combining form meaning “pus,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
denoting pus: pyosis

word-forming element meaning “pus,” from comb. form of Greek puon “pus” (see pus).

pyo- or py-
Pus: pyoderma.
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  • Pyocele

    pyocele py·o·cele (pī’ə-sēl’) n. An accumulation of pus in a body cavity, such as the scrotum.

  • Pyocephalus

    pyocephalus py·o·ceph·a·lus (pī’ō-sěf’ə-ləs) n. The presence of purulent fluid in the brain. Also called pyencephalus.

  • Pyochezia

    pyochezia py·o·che·zi·a (pī’ō-kē’zē-ə) n. A discharge of pus from the bowel.

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    pyocolpocele py·o·col·po·cele (pī’ō-kŏl’pə-sēl’) n. A vaginal tumor or cyst containing pus.

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