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Definition of Purulent

Purulent: Pertaining to pus. Containing or composed of pus.

The term "purulent" is often used in regard to drainage. For example, gonorrhea in men usually causes a purulent discharge from the penis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=21858
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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