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a violently acute inflammation of the conjunctiva, with copious pus and a marked tendency for corneal involvement.
Etymology: L, purulentus, pus formation, conjunctivus, connecting; Gk, itis, inflammation
an inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by suppurative microorganisms, including species of streptococci, gonococci, and pneumococci.
A form of conjunctivitis caused by organisms producing pus, esp. gonococci.
See also: conjunctivitis