Definition of Purulent

1. Adjective. Containing pus. "A purulent wound"

Exact synonyms: Pussy
Similar to: Infected, Septic
Derivative terms: Purulence, Purulency



Definition of Purulent

1. a. Consisting of pus, or matter; partaking of the nature of pus; attended with suppuration; as, purulent inflammation.

Definition of Purulent

1. Adjective. (medicine) Consisting of pus, or matter; partaking of the nature of pus; attended with suppuration; as, purulent inflammation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purulent

1. secreting pus [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purulent

pursuits
pursuivant
pursuivants
pursy
purtenance
purtenances
purtier
purtiest
purtraid
purtrayd
purty
purulence
purulences
purulencies
purulency
purulent (current term)
purulent bronchitis
purulent pleurisy
purulently
purum
purvalanol
purvey
purveyance
purveyances
purveyed
purveying
purveyor
purveyors
purveyour
purveys

Literary usage of Purulent

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1901)
"In children many cases are probably purulent from the onset. ... (6) purulent pleurisy is common as a secondary inflammation in various infectious diseases, ..."

2. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"(purulent Nephritis. Renal Abscess.) Etiology. purulent nephritis develops through the influence of pyogenic bacteria which enter the kidneys usually by way ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(a) The Different Forms of Encephalitis Encephalitis may be (i) purulent (encephalitis purulenta, or abscess of the brain), or (ii) non-purulent including ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1893)
"The clinical history presents only the ordinary symptoms of an acute purulent leptomeningitis. At the autopsy, cultures made from the inflamed meninges and ..."

5. Physical diagnosis by Wallace Dickinson Rose (1917)
"layers a variable amount of sero-fibrinous or purulent effusion Also in ... Inter-lobar pleurisy is usually purulent; and ofter simulates pulmonary abscess. ..."

6. Repressive Legislation of the Republic of South Africa by Elizabeth S. Landis, United Nations Unit on Apartheid (1903)
"In children many cases are probably purulent from the onset. ... (b) purulent pleurisy is common as a secondary inflammation in various infectious diseases, ..."

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