[hahy-poh-pee-on, hi-]

noun Ophthalmology.

an effusion of pus into the anterior chamber of the eye.

Nearby words

  1. hypopotassemia,
  2. hypopraxia,
  3. hypoproteinemia,
  4. hypoprothrombinemia,
  5. hypoptyalism,
  6. hyporchema,
  7. hyporeflexia,
  8. hyporeninemia,
  9. hyporiboflavinosis,
  10. hyposalivation

Origin of hypopyon

1650–60; hypo- + Greek pýon pus, discharge from a sore

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Medicine definitions for hypopyon




The presence of pus or a puslike fluid in the anterior chamber of the eye.

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