Pronunciation: (pērst), [key]
1. punctured or perforated, as to form a decorative design: a pendant in pierced copper.
2. (of the ear) having the lobe punctured, as for earrings.
3. (of an earring) made to be attached, as by a post or wire, through the hole in a pierced ear lobe.
4. Heraldry.(of a charge) open at the center to reveal the field: a lozenge pierced.

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piercePierce's disease
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