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pustule

1. a small inflamed elevated area of skin containing pus
2. any small distinct spot resembling a pimple or blister
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Pustule

 

a vesicle with purulent contents that appears on the skin in some dermatoses and infectious diseases of man. Pustules may be superficial, developing within the epidermis, or beneath the epidermis, often in a hair follicle or sebaceous gland and including the skin as well. Scars remain after the healing of deep pustules.

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pustule

[′pəs·chül]
(medicine)
A small, circumscribed, pus-filled elevation on the skin.
(plant pathology)
A blisterlike mark on a leaf due to rupture of surface tissues overlying spore masses of a parasitic fungus.
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