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purulence

[ pyoor-uh-luhns, pyoor-yuh- ]
/ ˈpyʊər ə ləns, ˈpyʊər yə- /
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noun
pus.
the condition of containing or forming pus.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM purulence

non·pu·ru·lence, noun
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