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[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
1835-45; muco- + purulent Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This is quickly followed by mucopurulent discharge from the eyes and nose; later, perhaps, ulceration of either eyes or eyelids.

    Hunting Dogs Oliver Hartley
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


(pathol) composed of or containing both mucus and pus
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mucopurulent in Medicine

mucopurulent mu·co·pu·ru·lent (myōō'kō-pyur'ə-lənt, -yə-lənt)
Containing mucus and pus.

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