Definition of pyoderma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpīōˈdərmə/


A skin infection with formation of pus.
Example sentences
  • As the authors note, pyoderma and chronic ear disease have remained intractably high in children for decades.
  • The patient had rheumatoid arthritis, a condition associated with pyoderma gangrenosum.
  • Excoriations and pyoderma also may be present.


1930s: from Greek puo- (from puon 'pus') + derma 'skin'.

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Syllabification: py·o·der·ma

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