puro-, puru-

(Latin: pus)

mucopurulent (adjective)
Containing, or composed of, both mucus and pus; such as, mucopurulent sputum.
Purulent inflammation of the liver.
Consisting of mucus mixed with pus; mucopurulent.
1. The condition of containing or discharging pus.
2. A symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus).
2. A fluid product of inflammation; such as, pus.
1. The quality or state of being purulent.
2. The generation of pus; also, the pus itself.
purulent (adjective)
1. Suppurative; forming or containing pus.
2. Relating to, containing, or consisting of pus.
3. Containing, discharging, or causing the production of pus.
purulent sputum
Sputum consisting chiefly of pus.

Sputum is the mucus and other matter brought up from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea that one may cough up and spit out or swallow.

purulent exudate
An exudate (fluid that oozes out) containing neutrophils that have undergone necrosis in large number; pus.

An exudate is a fluid rich in protein and cellular elements that oozes out of blood vessels due to inflammation and is deposited in nearby tissues.

The altered permeability of blood vessels permits the passage of large molecules and solid matter through their walls. The vessels seem to weep, to "sweat", in keeping with the Latin exsudare, to sweat out, from which exudate is derived.

purulent inflammation
An inflammatory process productive of an exudate rich in neutrophils, which undergoes liquifaction necrosis to produce pus.

It is distinguished from suppurative inflammation by the lack of necrosis of fixed tissues, and is exemplified by the exudate often occurring in the common cold.

purulent meningitis
Meningitis due to a pyogenic organism.
puruloid, puriform
1. Resembling, or like, pus; pyoid. 2. A puslike substance from raw or granulating surfaces, but free from bacteria and nontoxic.
seropurulent (adjective)
Consisting of both serum (clear portion of any body fluid) and pus.

Word families with similar applications about: "decay, rotten; wasting away; putrid, pus" word units: phthisio- (decay, waste away); pus (viscous fluid via an infection); pustu- (blister, pimple); putre- (rotten, decayed); pyo- (pus; purulent); sapro- (rotten, putrid, putrefaction, decay); sepsi- (decay, rot, putrefactive); suppurant- (festering, forming or discharging pus); tabe- (wasting away, decaying).

Cross references of word groups that are related, partially or extensively, to: "blister, bump, swelling": bull-; ichor-; papulo-; pemphig-; pus-; pustu-; pyo-; suppurant-; tum-; vesico-; vesiculo-.