from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Containing, discharging, or causing the production of pus: a purulent infection.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Consisting of pus, or matter; partaking of the nature of pus; attended with suppuration; as, purulent inflammation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of pus, or matter; partaking of the nature of pus; attended with suppuration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of pus or matter; full of, resembling, or of the nature of pus; suppurating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. containing pus
Middle English purulente, from Old French purulent, from Latin pūrulentus, from pūs, pūr-, pus; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin purulentus, from pus, puris, pus, matter. (Wiktionary)