purulence

[ pyoo r-uh-luh ns, pyoo r-yuh- ]
/ ˈpyʊər ə ləns, ˈpyʊər yə- /

noun

the condition of containing or forming pus.
Sometimes pu·ru·len·cy.

Origin of purulence

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

Related forms

non·pu·ru·lence, noun
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purulence

[ pyurə-ləns ]

n.

The condition of containing or discharging pus.
Pus.

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