Definition of Pustule

1. Noun. A small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus.

Generic synonyms: Bleb, Blister, Bulla, Hickey, Pimple, Zit
Specialized synonyms: Pock
Derivative terms: Pustulate



Definition of Pustule

1. n. A vesicle or an elevation of the cuticle with an inflamed base, containing pus.

Definition of Pustule

1. Noun. A small accumulation of pus in the epidermis or dermis. ¹

2. Noun. A pimple filled with pus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pustule

1. a small elevation of the skin containing pus [n -S] : PUSTULAR, PUSTULED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pustule

pusta
pustas
pustulant
pustulants
pustular
pustulate
pustulated
pustulates
pustulating
pustulation
pustulations
pustule (current term)
pustuled
pustulent
pustules
pustuliform
pustulous
puszta
pusztas
put-down
put-downs
put-on
put-ons
put-out
put-put

Literary usage of Pustule

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1866)
"Malignant pustule. M. Davaine observes, is a disease primarily of local origin, and may within the first two or three days, be arrested by removal and by ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"The disease long known in France by the name of pustule maligne, ... The bloody serum of the pustule is the means by which the disease is propagated. ..."

3. Treatise on Diseases of the Skin for the Use of Advanced Students and by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1914)
"tion wounds is given are postmortem pustule and anatomic tubercle. ... Postmortem pustule results from inoculation of some unknown virus from cadavers in ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"But it is a remarkable feature of malignant pustule that severe pain is generally ... Such are in general the ordinary phenomena of malignant pustule, ..."

5. Essentials of diseases of the skin by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1899)
"What is malignant pustule ? Malignant pustule is a furuncle- or ... Describe post-mortem pustule. Post-mortem pustule develops at the point of inoculation, ..."

6. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"... (from pu«,) pustule —p. Arden«, Eczema — p. Gangrenosa, see Anthrax—p. ... Of or belonging lo pustule». Affected with pustules. ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1911)
"POST-MORTEM pustule Post-mortem pustule is a superficial ulcer produced by infection from cadavers. It appears at the site of an abrasion as a red, ..."

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