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purple

 [pur´p'l]
1. a color between blue and red.
2. a substance of this color used as a dye or indicator.
visual purple rhodopsin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pur·ple

(pŭr'pĕl),
A color formed by a mixture of blue and red. For individual purple dyes see specific name.
[L. purpura]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Drug slang A regional term for ketamine
Fringe medicine/Quackery A colour believed to be good for emotional problems, rheumatism, epilepsy, reducing pain, deep tissue work, bones, as understood in the context of the pseudoscience known as colour therapy
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

pur·ple

(pŭr'pĕl)
A color formed by a mixture of blue and red.
[L. purpura]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

purple 

A mixture, in suitable proportions, of short wave radiations (less than 400 nm) and long wave radiations (greater than 700 nm). It is a complementary colour to yellow-green. Purples are colour stimuli represented on the chromaticity diagram by the straight line joining the ends of the spectrum locus. Syn. non-spectral colour; non-spectral purple.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

Patient discussion about purple

Q. what is a purple spot on penis

A. could be some kind of hematoma- a bruise, blood vessels that bleed internally and caused a"papula". if you press it and it changes color to white- that could be it. if not, here are some more suggestions:
http://menshealth.about.com/od/diseasesconditions/a/penis_spots.htm

Q. why my hands are getting purple and freezing?

A. thank you, but these answers are not correct answers for my question

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Ronald Rees remarks that no one can argue with Edward McCourt's statement at the time that Sifton and his colleagues' advertising literature was "the purplest prose ever written" about western Canada.
It was like the lady-slippers I had picked so many times, but instead of being yellow or being pinkish or white, the swollen petals of this flower were as purple as the purplest dress that any lady ever wore.
THE Mark Johnston yard continue to enjoy the purplest of purple patches, with a double on the card taking their tally of winners for June to an impressive 37.
Fittingly, though, the last word goes to Lister, currently enjoying the purplest of purple patches, whose Burberry Boy caught the eye in a 256 metre sprint, clocking 15.43sec.