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pyogenic

[pahy-uh-jen-ik] /ˌpaɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective, Pathology
1.
producing or generating pus.
2.
attended with or pertaining to the formation of pus.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; pyo- + -genic
Related forms
nonpyogenic, adjective
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  • Indeed, such a procedure would be objectionable, as it would stimulate the pyogenic membrane to unnecessary suppuration.
Word Origin and History for pyogenic
adj.

1840s, from pyogenesis, medical Latin, from pyo- "pus" + genesis.

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pyogenic in Medicine

pyogenic py·o·gen·ic (pī'ə-jěn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Producing pus.

  2. Of, relating to, or characterized by pyogenesis.

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