- a medicine or application that promotes suppuration.
Origin of suppurative
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Examples from the Web for non-suppurative
Non-suppurative disease of the middle ear may be acute or chronic.
Arthritis of the temporo-mandibular joint occurs in two forms, non-suppurative and suppurative.
The non-suppurative form is usually due to gonorrhœal infection, and as a rule is bilateral.
Of the non-suppurative varieties the most common is the epidemic form known as mumps.
The prognosis is better in the case of post-suppurative conditions than in the non-suppurative ones.
- causing suppuration
- any suppurative drug
Word Origin and History for non-suppurative
1540s, from Modern Latin suppurativus, from suppurat-, stem of suppurare (see suppuration).
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