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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
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Marina says: "He librado a todo un pais de una lacra, una pustula, un chancro, una gangrena andante, una infeccion mortal" (205).
Dorothy Pustula died last year aged 82, having lived alone in Edinburgh since her Czech engineer husband Mieczyslaw passed away.
El conjunto de la pustula infectada, los ojos pequenos y negros y el tatuaje hace del Cacomixtle un personaje diabolico.