- pustulosis palmaris et plantaris,
- put a bug in someone's ear
Origin of pustule
Examples from the Web for pustule
Wheale more commonly signified, in later times, a pustule or boil; but it is from the Ang.-Sax.
The disease pursues a regular course of papule, pustule, and sore; and is said never to recur.The Solomon Islands and Their Natives|H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
The pustule on the fore finger shews the disease in an earlier stage.
In the venereal disease the local trouble commences as a papule and breaks into an ulcer without having formed a pustule.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
These have long necks which extend to the top of the pustule.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
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.