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Meaning of PURPURA

Pronunciation:  'purpyûru

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding

PURPURA is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: peliosis
 See Also: blood disease, blood disorder, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, nonthrombocytopenic purpura, purpura hemorrhagica, thrombocytopenic purpura, Werlhof's disease



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pur"pu*ra\, n. [L., purple, purple fish: cf. F.
purpura. See {Purple}.]
1. (Med.) A disease characterized by livid spots on the skin
   from extravasated blood, with loss of muscular strength,
   pain in the limbs, and mental dejection; the purples.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of marine gastropods, usually having a
   rough and thick shell. Some species yield a purple dye.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Discoloration caused by bleeding into the skin or mucous membranes.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Medical term describing spontaneous hemorrhaging into tissues such as mucous membranes, joints, and skin.