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[puhs-chuh-luh s]
  1. pustular.
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Origin of pustulous

First recorded in 1535–45; pustule + -ous
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Examples from the Web for pustulous

Historical Examples

  • To play Siamese twin to a pustulous convict were a trifle beside this.

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  • But otherwise the irritation lasts for two, three or four days, the pustulous centre reappearing as often as it is broken.

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  • Pustulous oesophagitis occurs in small-pox, and occasionally follows the use of tartar emetic in large doses.