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suppuration

[‚səp·yə′rā·shən]
(medicine)
Pus formation.
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Splenic hydatid cysts may suppurate, fistulise to adjacent organs or rupture into the peritoneal cavity or may present with massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
Penile amputation is not the final indignity: the surgery replaces his penis with an infected gash--a diseased vagina--that continues to suppurate.
A primary papule may be seen 3-12 days after inoculation time, followed 7-60 days (average 12-14 days) later by regional lymphadenopathy that may suppurate or regress over 2-4 months.
Enlarged (5 to 10 cm) nodes are often tender and matted, and they may suppurate (10 to 15% of cases).
There's Devil's club: inch-thick "saplings" covered with sharp spikes that break off beneath your skin and quickly suppurate.