- producing or generating pus.
- attended with or pertaining to the formation of pus.
Origin of pyogenic
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Examples from the Web for pyogenic
The pyogenic variety, it should be noted, cause the production of pus.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
As a result of pyogenic infection, suppuration of the labyrinth may occur.
As a result of pyogenic infection the cyst may be converted into an abscess.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
It was formerly called a pyogenic membrane, because the pus discharged was supposed to be formed by it.
There is also the presence of a pyogenic bacterium, by which the disease may be maintained and propagated.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
Word Origin and History for pyogenic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Producing pus.
- Of, relating to, or characterized by pyogenesis.
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