[pyoo r-uh-luh nt, pyoo r-yuh-]
- full of, containing, forming, or discharging pus; suppurating: a purulent sore.
- attended with suppuration: purulent appendicitis.
- of the nature of or like pus: purulent matter.
Origin of purulent
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Cavities with non-purulent secretions are situated only in the lung.Makers of Modern Medicine
James J. Walsh
- of, relating to, or containing pus
C16: from Latin pūrulentus, from pus
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Word Origin and History for non-purulent
early 15c., from Middle French purulent and directly from Latin purulentus "full of pus," from pus (genitive puris) "pus" (see pus). Related: Purulence.
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- Containing, discharging, or causing the production of pus.
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