a medicine or application that promotes suppuration.
- non·sup·pu·ra·tive, adjective
- post·sup·pu·ra·tive, adjective
- un·sup·pu·ra·tive, adjective
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How to use suppurative in a sentence
All inflammatory and suppurative diseases cause leukocytosis, except when slight or well walled off.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
He was the first to observe that its suppurative form does not occur primarily, but is secondary to coagulation of the blood.An Epitome of the History of Medicine | Roswell Park
Panaritium, pan-a-rish′i-um, n. suppurative inflammation in a finger—same as whitlow.
Panophthalmitis, pan-of-thal-mī′tis, n. suppurative inflammation of the whole eye.
The term is applied to those peculiar suppurative and ulcerative conditions of the skin due to the tubercle bacilli.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
British Dictionary definitions for suppurative
any suppurative drug
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