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[myoo-kuh-pyoo r-yuh-luh nt, -pyoo r-uh-]
adjective Medicine/Medical.
  1. containing or composed of mucus and pus.
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Origin of mucopurulent

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

Historical Examples of 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

  • 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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for mucopurulent


  1. pathol composed of or containing both mucus and pus
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mucopurulent in Medicine


  1. Containing mucus and pus.
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