Definition of pyoderma in English:

pyoderma

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A skin infection with formation of pus.

    • ‘The patient had rheumatoid arthritis, a condition associated with pyoderma gangrenosum.’
    • ‘Excoriations and pyoderma also may be present.’
    • ‘Head lice are thought to be one of the commonest causes of pyoderma of the scalp in developed countries.’
    • ‘It had been identified as flesh-eating pyoderma gangrenosum and she had been referred for confirmation of the diagnosis.’
    • ‘As the authors note, pyoderma and chronic ear disease have remained intractably high in children for decades.’

Origin

1930s: from Greek puo- (from puon pus) + derma skin.

Pronunciation:

pyoderma

/ˌpʌɪə(ʊ)ˈdəːmə/