[pyoo r-uh-luh ns, pyoo r-yuh-]
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Sometimes pu·ru·len·cy.

Origin of purulence

From the Late Latin word pūrulentia, dating back to 1590–1600. See purulent, -ence
Related formsnon·pu·ru·lence, noun
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purulence in Medicine


  1. The condition of containing or discharging pus.
  2. Pus.
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