purulence

[pyoo r-uh-luh ns, pyoo r-yuh-]

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 formsnon·pu·ru·lence, noun
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purulence

[pyurə-ləns]

n.

The condition of containing or discharging pus.
Pus.
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