Purpura definition

pûrpə-rə, -pyə-
A condition characterized by hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes that result in the appearance of purplish spots or patches.
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A condition characterized by purplish patches on the skin or mucous membranes, caused by cutaneous and subcutaneous hemorrhage.
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A condition characterized by hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes that result in the appearance of purplish spots or patches.
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(medicine) The appearance of red or purple discolorations on the skin that do not blanch when pressure is applied, caused by subdermal bleeding.
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Origin of purpura

  • Latin purple purple

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin purpura

    From Wiktionary