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Webster 1913 Edition


Purulent

Pu′ru-lent

,
Adj.
[L.
purulentus
, fr.
pus
,
puris
, pus, matter: cf. F.
purulent
. See
Pus
.]
(Med.)
Consisting of pus, or matter; partaking of the nature of pus; attended with suppuration;
as,
purulent
inflammation
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Purulent

PU'RULENT

,
Adj.
Consisting of pus or matter; partaking of the nature of pus.

Definition 2021


purulent

purulent

English

Adjective

purulent (comparative more purulent, superlative most purulent)

  1. (medicine) Consisting of pus
  2. leaking or seeping pus
    purulent inflammation.
  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:purulent.

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purulent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913