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suppuration

[suhp-yuh-rey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the process of suppurating.
  2. the matter produced by suppuration; pus.
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Origin of suppuration

1535–45; < Latin suppūrātiōn- (stem of suppūrātiō) a forming of pus. See suppurate, -ion
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for suppuration

Historical Examples

  • At other times, there are tubercles in almost every state of hardness, and in that of suppuration.

    Cattle and Their Diseases

    Robert Jennings

  • There is no disposition to suppuration of the neighboring glands.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Adenitis, or suppuration of the glands, has just been mentioned.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Frequently there are traces of suppuration and of ulceration.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • If the suppuration is extensive the process may terminate fatally.


British Dictionary definitions for suppuration

suppuration

noun
  1. the discharging of pus from a wound, sore, etc
  2. the discharge itself
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Word Origin and History for suppuration

n.

1540s, from Latin suppurationem (nominative suppuratio), noun of action from past participle stem of suppurare "form or discharge pus," from sub "under" (see sub-) + stem of pus (see pus).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

suppuration in Medicine

suppuration

(sŭp′yə-rāshən)
n.
  1. The formation or discharge of pus.pyesis pyopoiesis pyosis
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Related formssuppu•ra′tive adj.
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