- the process of suppurating.
- the matter produced by suppuration; pus.
Origin of suppuration
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Examples from the Web for suppuration
At other times, there are tubercles in almost every state of hardness, and in that of suppuration.Cattle and Their Diseases
Frequently there are traces of suppuration and of ulceration.
Adenitis, or suppuration of the glands, has just been mentioned.
There is no disposition to suppuration of the neighboring glands.
If the suppuration is extensive the process may terminate fatally.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
- the discharging of pus from a wound, sore, etc
- the discharge itself
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Word Origin and History for suppuration
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- The formation or discharge of pus.pyesis pyopoiesis pyosis
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