Purulent meaning

pyo͝orə-lənt, pyo͝oryə-
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.

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Containing, discharging, or causing the production of pus.

A purulent infection.

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Of, like, containing, or discharging pus.
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Containing, discharging, or causing the production of pus.

A purulent infection.

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(medicine) Consisting of pus, or matter; partaking of the nature of pus; attended with suppuration; as, purulent inflammation.
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Origin of purulent

  • Middle English purulente from Old French purulent from Latin pūrulentus from pūs pūr- pus pū̆- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Latin purulentus, from pus, puris, pus, matter.

    From Wiktionary