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acute suppurative arthritis.
acute inflammation of synovial membranes, with purulent effusion into a joint, due to bacterial infection; the usual route of infection is hemic to the synovial tissue, causing destruction of the articular cartilage; may become chronic, with sinus formation, osteomyelitis, deformity, and disability.
Suppurative pus within a joint cavity.
[G. pyon, pus, + arthron, joint, + -osis]