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 (pə-ro͞os′, po͞o-)
A river of east-central Peru and western Brazil flowing about 3,380 km (2,100 mi) generally northeast to the Amazon River.
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(Spanish puˈrus ; Portuguese puˈruʃ)
(Placename) a river in NW central South America, rising in SE Peru and flowing northeast to the Amazon. Length: about 3200 km (2000 miles)
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(Sp. puˈrus; Port. pʊˈrus)

a river in NW central South America, flowing NE from E Peru through W Brazil to the Amazon. 2000 mi. (3200 km) long.
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Noun1.Purus - a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
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43:376: "Huiusmodi ergo substantiae, quamvis sint formae tantum sine materia, non tamen in eis est omnimoda simplicitas nec sunt actus purus, sed habent admixtionem potentiae."
Categoria Area Protegida Departamento Area (ha) Parques Ichigkat Muja Amazonas 88 477 Nacionales Cordillera Azul Loreto 709 682 (uso San Martin 108 479 indirecto) Ucayali 73 518 Rio Abiseo San Martin 274 520 Alto Purus M.
acreana) in Acre state, include 14 counties (municipalities), covering all regions of the state: upper and lower Acre state, Jurua, Purus and Tarauaca Envira (figure 1).
The most recent species was found at the confluence of Brazil's Solimoes and Purus rivers.
Uma Analise da Situacao Economica da Regiao do Purus (2), com enfase na area de influencia da BR317
Os casos notificados nas sub-regioes do Alto Jurua, Vale Acre Purus e Alto Solimoes apresentaram chances maiores e significativas de abandono do tratamento quando comparados aos da subregiao Parima Alto Rio Negro.
The five water basins included in the study are located in the same geological formation, the Solimoes Formation, but one of them drains into the Purus River while the other four drain into the Madeira River.