Pyogenic
Pyogenic Py`o*gen"ic, a. [Gr. ? pus + root of gi`gnesqai to be born.] (Med.) Producing or generating pus. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pyogenic — refers to bacterial infections that make pus or form abscesses. The pus is mostly composed of dead neutrophils that are destroyed by bacteria such as Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus through the release of leukocidins. Therefore… …   Wikipedia

  • pyogenic — 1840s, from pyogenesis, from pyo , from Gk. comb. form of puon “pus” (see PUS (Cf. pus)) + genesis (see GENESIS (Cf. genesis)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pyogenic — pyo·gen·ic .pī ə jen ik adj producing pus <pyogenic bacteria> also marked by pus production <pyogenic meningitis> * * * adj. causing the formation of pus. Pyogenic bacteria include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus hemolyticus, and …   Medical dictionary

  • pyogenic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1847 producing pus < pyogenic bacteria >; also marked by pus production < pyogenic meningitis > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pyogenic — adj. causing the formation of pus. Pyogenic bacteria include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus hemolyticus, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pyogenic — Causing the formation of pus, a thick yellow or greenish liquid formed at a site of infection, and that contains dead leucocytes, bacteria and tissue debris …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • pyogenic — /puy euh jen ik/, adj. Pathol. 1. producing or generating pus. 2. attended with or pertaining to the formation of pus. [1830 40; PYO + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyogenic — adjective referring to bacterial infections that make pus …   Wiktionary

  • pyogenic — pus forming Causation and Formation …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pyogenic — adj. producing pus, discharging pus, purulent …   English contemporary dictionary

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