pustular

pustular

[puhs-chuh-ler]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of pustules.
2.
characterized by or covered with pustules.

Origin:
1730–40; < Neo-Latin pūstulāris. See pustule, -ar1

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pustule (ˈpʌstjuːl)
 
n
1.  a small inflamed elevated area of skin containing pus
2.  any small distinct spot resembling a pimple or blister
 
[C14: from Latin pustula a blister, variant of pūsula; compare Greek phusallis bladder, phusa bellows]
 
pustular
 
adj

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pustular pus·tu·lar (pŭs'chə-lər, pŭs'tyə-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or consisting of pustules.

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