Definition of pustule in English:

pustule

Line breaks: pus|tule
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌstjuːl
 
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noun

1A small blister or pimple on the skin containing pus.
More example sentences
  • Lesions consist of erythematous papules, nodules, pustules, verrucous, or granulomatous lesions.
  • Two months later, the purulent discharge, pustules, and erythema had resolved, and the nodules had diminished in size.
  • These pimples vary according to the severity of the acne and range from whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, nodules to cysts.
Synonyms
pimple, spot, blackhead, boil, swelling, eruption, carbuncle, wen, cyst, abscess, blister; Scottishplook
informal whitehead, zit
technical comedo
1.1 Biology A small raised spot or rounded swelling, especially one on a plant resulting from fungal infection.
More example sentences
  • As the name implies the rust pustules appear as distinct yellow-orange stripes on the leaves.
  • Mature soybean rust pustules have a small round opening at the top for spore release.
  • Some fields surveyed had orange leaf rust pustules on the lower leaves.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin pustula.

Derivatives

pustular

adjective
More example sentences
  • Neem soap has been going for years - especially popular with pustular teenagers on the subcontinent.
  • Things get nasty as one by one the inhabitants of the house fall prey to the ever increasing hoard of pustular monstrosities.
  • He looks back and down towards his enlarged, veined, pustular, phlebitic left leg.

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