purulence

[ pyoor-uh-luhns, pyoor-yuh- ]
/ ˈpyʊər ə ləns, ˈpyʊər yə- /

noun

pus.
the condition of containing or forming pus.

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Origin of purulence

From the Late Latin word pūrulentia, dating back to 1590–1600. See purulent, -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM purulence

non·pu·ru·lence, noun
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Medical definitions for purulence

purulence
[ pyurə-ləns ]

n.

The condition of containing or discharging pus.
Pus.
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