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ichor

[ahy-kawr, ahy-ker] /ˈaɪ kɔr, ˈaɪ kər/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. an ethereal fluid flowing in the veins of the gods.
2.
Pathology. an acrid, watery discharge, as from an ulcer or wound.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Late Latin īchōr (in medical sense) < Greek īchṓr
Related forms
ichorous
[ahy-ker-uh s] /ˈaɪ kər əs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for ichor
  • Their blood was ichor, their food was ambrosia, their drink nectar.
  • Two streams of ichor, or rutting- juice, trickle down his temples.
British Dictionary definitions for ichor

ichor

/ˈaɪkɔː/
noun
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
Derived Forms
ichorous, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Greek ikhōr, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for ichor
n.

1630s, from Greek ikhor, of unknown origin, possibly from a non-Indo-European language. The fluid that serves for blood in the veins of the gods. Related: Ichorous.

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ichor in Medicine

ichor i·chor (ī'kôr', ī'kər)
n.
A watery, acrid discharge from a wound or ulcer.


i'chor·ous (ī'kər-əs) adj.
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