purulent

[pyoor-uh-luhnt, pyoor-yuh-]
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; < Latin pūrulentus, equivalent to pūr-, stem of pūs pus + -ulentus -ulent

purulently, adverb
nonpurulent, adjective
nonpurulently, adverb
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purulent (ˈpjʊərʊlənt)
 
adj
of, relating to, or containing pus
 
[C16: from Latin pūrulentus, from pus]
 
'purulence
 
n
 
'purulency
 
n
 
'purulently
 
adv

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purulent
1597, from M.Fr. purulent, from L. purulentus "full of pus," from pus (gen. puris) "pus" (see pus).
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purulent pu·ru·lent (pyur'ə-lənt, pyur'yə-)
adj.
Containing, discharging, or causing the production of pus.

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Besides the cough, some dogs suffer from a purulent nasal discharge.
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