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pus·tule

 (pŭs′cho͞ol, pŭs′tyo͞ol)
n.
1. A small inflamed elevation of the skin that is filled with pus; a pimple.
2. A small swelling similar to a blister or pimple.
3. Something likened to an inflamed, pus-filled lesion: "a cool glimpse of green between hot pustules of sooty sprawl" (Nicholas Proffitt).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pūstula, blister.]

pustule

(ˈpʌstjuːl)
n
1. (Pathology) a small inflamed elevated area of skin containing pus
2. (Pathology) any small distinct spot resembling a pimple or blister
[C14: from Latin pustula a blister, variant of pūsula; compare Greek phusallis bladder, phusa bellows]
pustular adj

pus•tule

(ˈpʌs tʃʊl)

n.
1. a small elevation of the skin containing pus.
2. any pimplelike or blisterlike swelling or elevation.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin pūstula, pūsula a pimple, blister]
pus′tuled, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pustule - a small inflamed elevation of skin containing puspustule - a small inflamed elevation of skin containing pus; a blister filled with pus
bleb, bulla, blister - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
hickey, pimple, zit - a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne
pock - a pustule in an eruptive disease

pustule

noun boil, spot, gathering, blister, ulcer, fester, pimple, abscess, zit (slang) She had a large number of little pimples and pustules on her face.
Translations

pustule

[ˈpʌstjuːl] Npústula f

pustule

nPustel f, → Eiterpickel m

pus·tule

n. pústula, costra, elevación pequeña de la piel que contiene pus;
pop. postilla.

pustule

n pústula
References in classic literature ?
Little red spots were produced on the tender skin of the arm, which appeared as if they would have formed watery pustules, but did not.
Over the south side of this place bent the wrinkled and sullen façade of the Hôtel Dieu, and its roof, which seemed covered with warts and pustules.
Subtype 2 rosacea (papulopustular) consists of constant erythema and transient inflammatory pustules and papules.
When people walk around with papules and pustules, [other] people think there is something wrong with them.
Then there are nodules, or the term for large papules:&nbsp;While whiteheads and blackheads are caused by dead skin cells, oil, and dirt blocking pores, papules and pustules are a little worse, caused by the pore walls breaking open.
In very rare cases it can form pustules on the skin which can require surgery to remove them.
Papulopustular rosacea is defined as a skin disease with prolonged flush, persistent erythema and repeating papules or pustules accompanied with drying, itching and burning sensations of the affected skin.
A 39-year-old male presented with 1 month history of erythroderma with pustules all over the body.
Primary endpoint was absolute change in number of inflammatory lesions, including papules and pustules, while secondary endpoint was improvement of the Investigator Global Assessment of severity.
Individual lesion is dome shaped yellow pustules with central hair.
When Jenner published his documentation of 23 such cases in June 1798, he employed the medical Latin name for cowpox, variolae vaccinae, literally, "cow pustules.
It is marked by acute, extensive, small, nonfollicular, sterile pustules.