from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Producing pus.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by pyogenesis.
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- adj. referring to bacterial infections that make pus
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- adj. Producing or generating pus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having relation to the formation of pus; producing or generating pus.
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- adj. producing pus
a yellow or bluish tint, not putrid, diffused or enclosed by the so-called pyogenic membrane, not dangerous, especially if localized in cellular tissue, ready, if the expression may be used for rapid resorption; on the other hand the smallest abscess produced by this organism when associated with the septic vibrio takes on a thick gangrenous appearance, putrid, greenish and infiltrating the softened tissues.
When I was 11, I had surgery on my right hand for a pyogenic granuloma.
"It's a pyogenic granuloma," he said, and he wrote it out for me on a scrap of paper.
But when the evacuation is effected on the antiseptic principle, the pyogenic membrane, freed from the influence of the former stimulus without the substitution of a new one, ceases to suppurate (like the granulations of a sore under metallic dressing), furnishing merely a trifling amount of clear serum, and, whether the opening be dependent or not, rapidly contracts and coalesces.
The pyogenic membrane, like the granulations of a sore, which it resembles in nature, forms pus, not from any inherent disposition to do so, but only because it is subjected to some preternatural stimulation.
Indeed, such a procedure would be objectionable, as it would stimulate the pyogenic membrane to unnecessary suppuration.
These are usually grouped together under the title of "pyogenic bacteria," as distinct from those which only occasionally exercise a pyogenic rôle.
Abscess formation from infection with ordinary pyogenic bacteria occurs naturally in the rabbit, and frequently the animal house of a laboratory is decimated by an infective septicæmia due to _B. cuniculicida_.
These are the results of these cultures: in all there were the long chains of cells just spoken of above, and nowhere any mixture of other organisms, except in the culture from the peritoneal pus, which, in addition to the long chains, also contained the small pyogenic vibrio which I describe under the name ORGANISM OF PUS in the Note I published with Messrs. Joubert and Chamberland on the thirtieth of April, 1878.
On May twenty-eighth, a rabbit was inoculated under the skin of the abdomen with five drops of the preceding culture of the pyogenic vibrio.