a condition characterized by purplish patches on the skin or mucous membranes, caused by cutaneous and subcutaneous hemorrhage
Origin of purpuraModern Latin from L: see purple
A condition characterized by hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes that result in the appearance of purplish spots or patches.
Origin of purpuraLatin purple ; see purple .
(countable and uncountable, plural purpuras)
OriginSee also: purpurÄ
From Latin purpura