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ˈpɜr pyʊər əpur·pu·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purpura, peliosisnoun

    any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding

Wiktionary

  1. purpuranoun

    The appearance of red or purple discolorations on the skin that do not blanch when pressure is applied, caused by subdermal bleeding.

  2. Etymology: From purpura

Wikipedia

  1. Purpura

    Purpura () is a condition of red or purple discolored spots on the skin that do not blanch on applying pressure. The spots are caused by bleeding underneath the skin secondary to platelet disorders, vascular disorders, coagulation disorders, or other causes. They measure 3–10 mm, whereas petechiae measure less than 3 mm, and ecchymoses greater than 1 cm.Purpura is common with typhus and can be present with meningitis caused by meningococci or septicaemia. In particular, meningococcus (Neisseria meningitidis), a Gram-negative diplococcus organism, releases endotoxin when it lyses. Endotoxin activates the Hageman factor (clotting factor XII), which causes disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The DIC is what appears as a rash on the affected individual.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purpuranoun

    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. Purpuranoun

    a genus of marine gastropods, usually having a rough and thick shell. Some species yield a purple dye

  3. Etymology: [L., purple, purple fish: cf. F. purpura. See Purple.]

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  1. Purpura

    Purpura is the appearance of red or purple discolorations on the skin that do not blanch on applying pressure. They are caused by bleeding underneath the skin usually secondary to vasculitis or dietary deficiency of vitamin C. Purpura measure 0.3–1 cm, whereas petechiae measure less than 3 mm, and ecchymoses greater than 1 cm. This is common with typhus and can be present with meningitis caused by meningococcal meningitis or septicaemia. In particular, meningococcus, a Gram-negative diplococcus organism, releases endotoxin when it lyses. Endotoxin activates the Hageman factor, which causes disseminated intravascular coagulation. The DIC is what appears as a rash on the affected individual.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Purpura

    pur′pū-ra, n. a genus of marine gasteropods: an eruption of small purple spots, caused by extravasation of blood in the skin—also called the Purples.—adj. Pur′purāte, of purple colour.—n. Pur′pure, purple.—adjs. Purpū′real, purple; Purpū′ric, relating to purpura. [L.,—Gr. porphyra.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Purpura

    Purplish or brownish red discoloration, easily visible through the epidermis, caused by hemorrhage into the tissues.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purpura in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purpura in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    I started hating Guzman when William Purpura betrayed me and ordered someone to kill me, do you hate him enough to lie ?

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