Definition of pyogenic in English:

pyogenic

Line breaks: pyo|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk
 
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adjective

Medicine
  • Involving or relating to the production of pus.
    More example sentences
    • Therefore, nodular amelanotic melanoma is the most important tumor to differentiate from pyogenic granuloma.
    • Clinically these diseases mimic pyogenic bacterial infections, Gram negative septicaemia or cryptic tuberculosis.
    • As the lesions enlarge, they may resemble a cellulitis, pyogenic furuncle, or an infected sebaceous cyst.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek puo- (from puon 'pus') + -genic.

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