Origin of purulentFrench from Classical Latin purulentus from pus (gen. puris), matter, pus
The definition of purulent is full of pus or like pus.
An example of something purulent is an open wound that's not healing properly.
Containing, discharging, or causing the production of pus: a purulent infection.
Origin of purulentMiddle English purulente from Old French purulent from Latin pūrulentus from pūs pūr- pus ; see p&ubremac;- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more purulent, superlative most purulent)
Latin purulentus, from pus, puris, pus, matter.
- The infant will be tearing and have a purulent ocular discharge, and the eyelids will be swollen.
- The child sneezes often, the eyes are sore, and nasal secretion becomes purulent.
- It is used to render the urine acid in cases where it is alkaline, loaded with phosphates or purulent, and is thus useful in cases of cystitis.