Origin of pustule
Related Words for pustuleulcer, blister, blemish, lump, acne, abscess, bump, bruise, tumor, sore, welt, inflammation, injury, contusion, nodule, cyst, pimple, lesion, carbuncle, boil
Examples from the Web for pustule
Historical Examples of pustule
There was some variation in the appearance of the pustule on the arm.
The hair on the pustule stands erect, and is often shed with the scab which results.
In the venereal disease the local trouble commences as a papule and breaks into an ulcer without having formed a pustule.
Miss H. has small pustules and great inflammation of her arms, with but one pustule likely to suppurate.Zoonomia, Vol. I
Pustule, pus′tūl, n. a small pimple containing pus: anything like a pustule, on plants or animals: a small blister.
Word Origin for pustule
late 14c., from Old French pustule (13c.) and directly from Latin pustula "blister, pimple," from PIE imitative root *pu- (1) "blow, swell," on notion of "inflated area" (cf. Sanskrit pupphusah "lung," Greek physa "breath, blast, wind, bubble," Lithuanian puciu "to blow, swell," Old Church Slavonic puchati "to blow"). Cf. emphysema. Related: Pustulant; pustular.