pustule


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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, 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. Then, on the right and the left, to east and west, within that wall of the City, which was yet so contracted, rose the bell towers of its one and twenty churches, of every date, of every form, of every size, from the low and wormeaten belfry of Saint-Denis du Pas ( Carcer Glaueini ) to the slender needles of Saint-Pierre aux Boeufs and Saint-Landry.
The pustule sample was processed for PCR analysis and transmission electron microscopy.
It is critical to obtain a skin swab from the base of an intact unproofed pustule to submit for HSV and VZV PCR, as was done in our case, despite the pustular morphology.
Scoring for the pustule size was done by adopting the modified 0-6 scale (17) at a stage, when the disease intensity was highest in susceptible genotype (0 = less than 0.5 mm, 1 = 0.5-1.2 mm, 2 = 1.3-2.0 mm, 3 = 2.1-2.8 mm, 4 = 2.93.6 mm, 5 = 3.7-4.4 mm, 6 = 4.5-5.2 mm) (18).
At the same time, hormonal changes will alter the levels of acid in your skin, encouraging the growth of bacteria and when this infects a blocked hair follicle, a spot (pustule) or nodule (acne) occurs.
From new mounts, which sport mutant eyes and sick-nasty pustule growths, to awesome Strain-tainted costumes and housing decor (complete with a gnarly-looking Sarlacc Pit), you'll have access to all sorts of awesome themed equipment.
The resistance is evaluated by resistance parts like infection type, latent period, pustule size and pustule density by different methods.
"This lately exploded pustule on the posterior of the British body politic" - Description of Gordon Brown's former aide Damian McBride, by Boris Johnson.
The Ghost of a Mountain, 2005, shows a molehill-size pustule in the ground surrounded by twigs; through a radical shift in scale, it becomes a volcanic peak on which sits a Berchtesgaden smothered in graffiti.
Their venom is injected by a stinger like a wasp's, and they create a burning sensation and a small bump or pustule within eight to 24 hours that can last for 10 days!