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  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of pustules.
  2. characterized by or covered with pustules.
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Origin of pustular

From the New Latin word pūstulāris, dating back to 1730–40. See pustule, -ar1
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Related Words for pustular

putrid, rotting, disgusting, rancid, noxious, sour, spoiled, corrupt, moldy, stale, overripe, bad, crumbling, fetid, foul, gross, loathsome, loud, mephitic, noisome

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pustular in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or consisting of pustules.
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