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suppuration

[suhp-yuh-rey-shuh n] /ˌsʌp yəˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the process of suppurating.
2.
the matter produced by suppuration; pus.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin suppūrātiōn- (stem of suppūrātiō) a forming of pus. See suppurate, -ion
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Examples for suppuration
  • As a matter of fact her back was covered with them, some in active suppuration, others in the ulcerating stage.
British Dictionary definitions for suppuration

suppuration

/ˌsʌpjʊˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the discharging of pus from a wound, sore, etc
2.
the discharge itself
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Word Origin and History for suppuration
n.

1540s, from Latin suppurationem (nominative suppuratio), noun of action from past participle stem of suppurare "form or discharge pus," from sub "under" (see sub-) + stem of pus (see pus).

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suppuration in Medicine

suppuration sup·pu·ra·tion (sŭp'yə-rā'shən)
n.
The formation or discharge of pus. Also called pyesis, pyopoiesis, pyosis.


sup'pu·ra'tive adj.
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