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pustule

División en sílabas: pus·tule
Pronunciación: /ˈpəsCHo͞ol, ˈpəst(y)o͞ol
 
/

Definición de pustule en inglés:

sustantivo

Medicine
1A small blister or pimple on the skin containing pus.
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.
Sinónimos
pimple, spot, bleb, boil, swelling, eruption, carbuncle, blister, abscess
informal whitehead, zit, blackhead
technical comedo, papule
1.1 Biology A small raised spot or rounded swelling, especially one on a plant resulting from fungal infection.
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.

Origen

late Middle English: from Latin pustula.

Derivados

pustular

1
Pronunciación: /ˈpəsCHələr, ˈpəstyə-/
adjetivo
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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