1. [syn: purpura, peliosis]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Purpura \Pur"pu*ra\, n. [L., purple, purple fish: cf. F.
purpura. See Purple.]
1. (Med.) 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. (Zool.) A genus of marine gastropods, usually having a
rough and thick shell. Some species yield a purple dye.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding
[syn: purpura, peliosis]