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Related to Puriform: Piriformis, Piriform cortex


a.1.(Med.) In the form of pus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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On every side, squalid and sunken visages were rendered more hideous by the swollen eyelids and the puriform discharge of a virulent ophthalmic (a dangerous eye inflammation), with which the majority appear to be afflicted, added to this were figures shrivelled to absolute skin and bone, doubled up in a pasture which originally want of space had compelled them to adopt, which debility and stiffness of the joints compelled them to retain.