[ pahy-uh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌpaɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective Pathology.

producing or generating pus.
attended with or pertaining to the formation of pus.

Origin of pyogenic

First recorded in 1830–40; pyo- + -genic

Related forms

non·py·o·gen·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for pyogenic


[ pī′ə-jĕnĭk ]


Producing pus.
Of, relating to, or characterized by pyogenesis.
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