pustulant
I. noun Date: 1871 an agent (as a chemical) that induces pustule formation II. adjective Date: circa 1890 producing pustules

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  • pustulant — [pus′chə lənt, pus′tyələnt] adj. [LL pustulans, prp.] causing pustules to form n. a pustulant medicine, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Pustulant — Pus tu*lant (?; 135), a. [L. pustulans, p. pr. See {Pustulate}, v. t.] (Med.) Producing pustules. n. A medicine that produces pustules, as croton oil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pustulant — /pus cheuh leuhnt/, adj. 1. causing the formation of pustules. n. 2. a medicine or agent causing pustulation. [1870 75; < LL pustulant (s. of pustulans), prp. of pustulare to blister. See PUSTULE, ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • pustulant — 1. Causing a pustular eruption. 2. An agent producing pustules. * * * pus·tu·lant pəs chə lənt, pəs t(y)ə n an agent (as a chemical) that induces pustule formation pustulant adj producing pustules …   Medical dictionary

  • pustulant — I. ˈpəschələnt, st(y)ə adjective Etymology: Late Latin pustulant , pustulans, present participle of pustulare to blister more at pustulate : producing pustules II. noun ( s) : an agent (as a chemical) that ind …   Useful english dictionary

  • pustulant — adj. producing pus filled pimples or blisters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pustulant — pus·tu·lant …   English syllables

  • pustulant — pus•tu•lant [[t]ˈpʌs tʃə lənt[/t]] adj. pat causing the formation of pustules …   From formal English to slang

  • pustulant — /ˈpʌstʃələnt/ (say puschuhluhnt) adjective 1. causing the formation of pustules. –noun 2. a medicament or agent causing pustulation. {Late Latin pustulans, present participle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Croton — Cro ton (kr? t?n), n. [Gr. ????, prop., a tick, which the seed of the croton resembles.] (Bot.) A genus of euphorbiaceous plants belonging to tropical countries. [1913 Webster] {Croton oil} (Med.), a viscid, acrid, brownish yellow oil obtained… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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