Definition of purulent in English:

purulent

Syllabification: pu·ru·lent
Pronunciation: /ˈpyo͝or(y)ələnt
 
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adjective

Medicine
  • Consisting of, containing, or discharging pus.
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    • In such outbreaks, pneumococcal infections have included sepsis, meningitis, purulent conjunctivitis, recurrent otitis media and sinusitis.
    • These complications include pleural infection or empyema, meningitis, purulent pericarditis, or endocarditis.
    • In patients with an obvious focus of infections (eg, purulent nasal discharge, abdominal tenderness, profuse green diarrhea), a focused diagnostic workup is required.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin purulentus 'festering', from pus, pur- (see pus).

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