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pus

Pronunciation: pus

Definition: A fluid product of inflammation, consisting of a liquid containing leukocytes and the debris of dead cells and tissue elements liquefied by the proteolytic and histolytic enzymes (leukoprotease) that are elaborated by polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

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