[ahy-kawr, ahy-ker]
Classical Mythology. an ethereal fluid flowing in the veins of the gods.
Pathology. an acrid, watery discharge, as from an ulcer or wound.

1630–40; < Late Latin īchōr (in medical sense) < Greek īchṓr

ichorous [ahy-ker-uhs] , adjective
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ichor (ˈaɪkɔː)
1.  Greek myth the fluid said to flow in the veins of the gods
2.  pathol a foul-smelling watery discharge from a wound or ulcer
[C17: from Greek ikhōr, of obscure origin]

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1638, from Gk., of unknown origin, possibly from a non-I.E. language. The fluid that serves for blood in the veins of the gods.
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ichor i·chor (ī'kôr', ī'kər)
A watery, acrid discharge from a wound or ulcer.

i'chor·ous (ī'kər-əs) adj.
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Example sentences
Their blood was ichor, their food was ambrosia, their drink nectar.
Two streams of ichor, or rutting- juice, trickle down his temples.
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