mucopurulent

[ myoo-kuh-pyoo r-yuh-luh nt, -pyoo r-uh- ]
/ ˌmyu kəˈpyʊər yə lənt, -ˈpyʊər ə- /

adjective Medicine/Medical.

containing or composed of mucus and pus.

Origin of mucopurulent

First recorded in 1835–45; muco- + purulent
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Examples from the Web for mucopurulent

  • There is discharge from the nostrils, which may be mucopurulent, purulent, or hemorrhagic.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
  • This is quickly followed by mucopurulent discharge from the eyes and nose; later, perhaps, ulceration of either eyes or eyelids.

    Hunting Dogs|Oliver Hartley
  • Polypi may cause a mucopurulent discharge or they may only be suspected when they prove an obstacle to parturition.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • There may be a mucopurulent discharge, which may be slight or profuse in quantity, agglutinating the hairs of the tail.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture

British Dictionary definitions for mucopurulent

mucopurulent
/ (ˌmjuːkəʊˈpjʊərələnt) /

adjective

pathol composed of or containing both mucus and pus
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Medicine definitions for mucopurulent

mucopurulent
[ myōō′kō-pyurə-lənt ]

adj.

Containing mucus and pus.
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