Definition of suppurative in US English:

suppurative

adjective

  • See suppurate

    • ‘The eggs elicit the host reaction, which consists of suppurative inflammation and all stages of granulomas.’
    • ‘One systematic review found that oral antibiotics were significantly less effective than topical antibiotics in reducing otoscopic features of chronic suppurative otitis media.’
    • ‘Other exclusion criteria were a diagnosis of chronic suppurative otitis media or otitis with effusion, and otoscopic appearance consistent with crying or fever alone.’
    • ‘No extensive suppurative inflammation with destruction of wide parts of the bone was seen.’
    • ‘The biopsy materials generally showed granulomatous or suppurative inflammation with ulceration and necrosis.’

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