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purulence

[pyoo r-uh-luh ns, pyoo r-yuh-] /ˈpyʊər ə ləns, ˈpyʊər yə-/
noun
1.
pus.
2.
the condition of containing or forming pus.
Sometimes, purulency.
Origin of purulence
1590-1600
From the Late Latin word pūrulentia, dating back to 1590-1600. See purulent, -ence
Related forms
nonpurulence, noun
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purulence pu·ru·lence (pyur'ə-ləns, pyur'yə-)
n.

  1. The condition of containing or discharging pus.

  2. Pus.

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