from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or consisting of pustules.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing pustules

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to pustules
  • adj. Covered with pustulelike prominences; pustulate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of a pustule; proceeding from pustules, or characterized by their presence: as, a pustular disease.
  • In botany and zoology, having low elevations like blisters. Also pustulate, pustulose.


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  • God damn that Chabon, dragging it out of the grave where she and the other serious writers had buried it to save serious literature from its polluting touch, the horror of its blank, pustular face, the lifeless, meaningless glare of its decaying eyes!


  • In the end they found there were eight women: four with mastitis, one with an infected C-section incision, one with cellulitis, and two with pustular rashes.


  • MG: There are certainly lots of viruses people can pick up from handling fresh meat, such as those that cause unpleasant conditions like contagious pustular dermatitis and a well-defined medical condition known as "butcher's warts."

    Kathy Freston: Flu Season: Factory Farming Could Cause A Catastrophic Pandemic

  • Let those pustular notions get in there and nestle and find a warm larval home.

    Life Online

  • It had come out sounding like all the demons from hell, screaming in pain at the same time because someone had stoked the coals burning beneath their squirming pustular bodies.

    Zombies vs. Unicorns

  • A pustular eruption upon the neck and arms was caused by "a splendid dark-green dress, trimmed with light-green leaves," obtained "from a well-known Parisian atelier;" the dress was found to contain "a large percentage of arsenic."

    January 2010

  • I have used a combination of 30% TCA chemical peels and laser treatments on teenagers with severe comedonal or pustular inflammatory acne, and now they have calm, beautiful skin.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Anyone who has pustular psoriasis should probably see a dermatologist as soon as possible or sooner as some of the side effects of this particular type of psoriasis can be sever to the point of being life-threatening.

    Psoriasis Guru » Blog Archive » Types of Psoriasis: Pustular Psoriasis

  • Some other symptoms of pustular psoriasis include nausea, headaches and joint pain.

    Psoriasis Guru » Blog Archive » Types of Psoriasis: Pustular Psoriasis

  • The most acute type of pustular psoriasis, named after von Zumbusch, has side effects that that are severe enough to land people in the hospital.

    Psoriasis Guru » Blog Archive » Types of Psoriasis: Pustular Psoriasis


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