mattery

adjective mat·tery \ ˈma-tə-rē \

Definition of mattery

: producing or containing pus or material resembling pus
  • eyes all mattery

First Known Use of mattery

14th century

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mattery

adjective mat·tery \ ˈmat-ə-rē \

medical Definition of mattery

: producing or containing pus or material resembling pus
  • eyes all mattery

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