[ hahy-poh-pee-on, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpoʊ piˌɒn, hɪ- /

noun Ophthalmology.

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

Origin of hypopyon

1650–60; hypo- + Greek pýon pus, discharge from a sore
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Medicine definitions for hypopyon

[ hī-pōpē-ŏn′ ]


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