Definition of pyogenic in English:

pyogenic

adjective

Medicine
  • Involving or relating to the production of pus.

    • ‘Clinically these diseases mimic pyogenic bacterial infections, Gram negative septicaemia or cryptic tuberculosis.’
    • ‘Electrosurgical treatment is ideal for pyogenic granulomas, which are very vascular, benign tumors.’
    • ‘Therefore, nodular amelanotic melanoma is the most important tumor to differentiate from pyogenic granuloma.’
    • ‘As the lesions enlarge, they may resemble a cellulitis, pyogenic furuncle, or an infected sebaceous cyst.’
    • ‘But the disease is often overlooked and misdiagnosed as carcinoma or pyogenic abscess 12.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek puo- (from puon ‘pus’) + -genic.

Pronunciation

pyogenic

/ˌpaɪəˈdʒɛnɪk//ˌpīəˈjenik/