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purulence, purulency

1. the state or condition of containing or secreting pus.
2. the production or generation of pus or similar matter. — purulent, adj.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purulency - symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus)
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
abscess - symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue


, purulency
n. purulencia, pus.