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Definition of "pyogenic" [py•o•gen•ic]

  • Producing pus. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by pyogenesis. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pyogenic" in a sentence
  • "a yellow or bluish tint, not putrid, diffused or enclosed by the so-called pyogenic membrane, not dangerous, especially if localized in cellular tissue, ready, if the expression may be used for rapid resorption; on the other hand the smallest abscess produced by this organism when associated with the septic vibrio takes on a thick gangrenous appearance, putrid, greenish and infiltrating the softened tissues."
  • "When I was 11, I had surgery on my right hand for a pyogenic granuloma."
  • ""It's a pyogenic granuloma," he said, and he wrote it out for me on a scrap of paper."