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purulent

[pyoo r-uh-luh nt, pyoo r-yuh-] /ˈpyʊər ə lənt, ˈpyʊər yə-/
adjective
1.
full of, containing, forming, or discharging pus; suppurating:
a purulent sore.
2.
attended with suppuration:
purulent appendicitis.
3.
of the nature of or like pus:
purulent matter.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin pūrulentus, equivalent to pūr-, stem of pūs pus + -ulentus -ulent
Related forms
purulently, adverb
nonpurulent, adjective
nonpurulently, adverb
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  • Besides the cough, some dogs suffer from a purulent nasal discharge.
British Dictionary definitions for purulent

purulent

/ˈpjʊərʊlənt/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or containing pus
Derived Forms
purulence, purulency, noun
purulently, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin pūrulentus, from pus
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Word Origin and History for purulent
adj.

early 15c., from Middle French purulent and directly from Latin purulentus "full of pus," from pus (genitive puris) "pus" (see pus). Related: Purulence.

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purulent in Medicine

purulent pu·ru·lent (pyur'ə-lənt, pyur'yə-)
adj.
Containing, discharging, or causing the production of pus.

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