From Latin purpura (“purple”), from Ancient Greek [Term?]. The medical sense is from the English purpura (“the appearance of purple discolorations on the skin”).
purpuric (comparative more purpuric, superlative most purpuric)
- (medicine) purple (of spots which appear on the skin); pertaining to or affected with purpura
- 2003, Christine Léauté-Labrèze and Alain Taïeb, Diagnosis and management of Stevens Johnson syndrome, in Recent Advances in Pediatrics, Volume 20 (edited by Tim J David), Royal Society of Medicine Press, page 140:
- After 1–14 days, skin eruption occurs abruptly, consisting of symmetrical purpuric macules which progress to blisters and areas of epidermal necrosis...
- (chemistry, not comparable) purple in colour; derived from or forming a substance which is purple; derived from or forming purpuric acid
- purpuric acid
- a purpuric salt