[pyoo r-uh-luh ns, pyoo r-yuh-]
- the condition of containing or forming pus.
Origin of purulence
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Examples from the Web for purulence
Already the exploiting class, as it neared the term of its depleted life, was but a mass of purulence.The Wrong Twin
Harry Leon Wilson
Purulence, pū′rū-lens, n. the forming of pus or matter: pus—also Pū′rulency.
The outer surface is always smooth, and no indication of purulence, softening, or scab formation is ever exhibited.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- The condition of containing or discharging pus.
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