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purpura

  

      n     (Pathol)   any of several blood diseases causing purplish spots or patches on the skin due to subcutaneous bleeding  
     (C18: via Latin from Greek porphura a shellfish yielding purple dye)  
  purpuric      adj  
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purpure, purpurin, purpuric, purr

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