Definition of Purulence

1. Noun. Symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus).

Exact synonyms: Purulency
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Group relationships: Abscess
Derivative terms: Purulent, Purulent

2. Noun. A fluid product of inflammation.
Exact synonyms: Festering, Ichor, Pus, Sanies, Suppuration
Generic synonyms: Bodily Fluid, Body Fluid, Humor, Humour, Liquid Body Substance
Specialized synonyms: Gleet
Derivative terms: Ichorous, Sanious, Suppurate, Suppurate

Definition of Purulence

1. n. The quality or state of being purulent; the generation of pus; also, the pus itself.

Definition of Purulence

1. Noun. The condition of containing or discharging pus. ¹

2. Noun. Pus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purulence

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Purulence

pursuit
pursuite
pursuiter
pursuites
pursuits
pursuivant
pursuivants
pursy
purtenance
purtenances
purtier
purtiest
purtraid
purtrayd
purty
purulence (current term)
purulences
purulencies
purulency
purulent
purulent bronchitis
purulent pleurisy
purulently
purum
purvalanol
purvey
purveyance
purveyances
purveyed
purveying

Literary usage of Purulence

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

1. Practical Clinical Lessons on Syphilis and the Genito-urinary Diseases by Fessenden Nott Otis (1883)
"Under circumstances of equal cleanliness and equally free from undue tendency to purulence, the result might not be markedly different. ..."

2. Practical Clinical Lessons on Syphilis and the Genito-urinary Diseases by Fessenden Nott Otis (1883)
"Under circumstances of equal cleanliness and equally free from undue tendency to purulence, the result might not be markedly different. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Pneumatic Aspiration of Morbid Fluids: A Medico by Georges Dieulafoy (1873)
"Treatment of Purulent Effusions of the Knee by Aspirati The degree of purulence of a fluid is very variable, from that specimen which scarcely looks turbid, ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"PURULENT, purulence ; see Pus. PURVEY, to provide. (F..-L.) A doublet of provide. ... H enee purulence. PUSH, to thrust against, urge, drive forward. ..."

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