[ pyoor-uh-luhns, pyoor-yuh- ]
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  1. pus.

  2. the condition of containing or forming pus.

Origin of purulence

From the Late Latin word pūrulentia, dating back to 1590–1600. See purulent, -ence
  • Sometimes pu·ru·len·cy .

Other words from purulence

  • non·pu·ru·lence, noun

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