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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.

pur·ple

(pŭr'pĕl),
A color formed by a mixture of blue and red. For individual purple dyes see specific name.
[L. purpura]
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

pur·ple

(pŭr'pĕl)
A color formed by a mixture of blue and red.
[L. purpura]

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.

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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The process is scientifically called necrosis or frostbite in layman's terms.The most common cause of blue or purplish combs in chickens is diseases.
8 cm long, 0.4-0.5 cm in diameter, glabrous, sulcate, dark purplish-wine to blackish; scape bracts erect, dark purplish wine, distinctly nerved, bearing a central protruded longitudinal nerve but not at all carinate, sparsely to densely white-lepidote toward the apex, narrowly triangular, long acuminate-caudate, 12-18 x 6-8 mm, exceeding to equaling the internodes, margins microscopically and densely denticulate.
As red blood cells escape into the surrounding tissue, the telltale sign of a bruise appears--a sore purplish mark.
The TMAX comes in three colors: vivid red cocktail, dark purplish blue metallic, and black metallic X.
Additionally, 180 Blue, the third and latest member of the 180 family, has no artificial colors--its dark bluish purplish hue is the result of the juices used to create it.
The leaves are rounded and covered with tiny hairs, and its long flowers are purplish or red.
The ramp is a purplish ultramarine, and there are big pieces of turquoise or bright pink carpet on the floor.
Seems we both earned scrape-like purplish souvenirs.
A biennial usually grown as an annual, it bears pink, purplish blue, or white blooms on 1- to 3-foot stems.
The Olson/Dodge text has the purplish, overwritten quality of a first year writing student's exercises, but pic's investigation into the bridge's tainted iconography is lucid and precise.
Overlying skin changes, such as a purplish discoloration similar to a hemangioma, may be present.
that this purplish crust resulted from a drenching with napalm, after which the untreated victim's body was left to somehow cure itself." The public's memory of this real and rather recent devastation, plus its profound awareness of the peninsula's long record of brutal invasion over the past seven centuries, help sustain support for, or at least compliance with, the regime and its policies.