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pus

[puhs]
noun
a yellow-white, more or less viscid substance produced by suppuration and found in abscesses, sores, etc., consisting of a liquid plasma in which white blood cells are suspended.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin; akin to Greek pýon pus. See pyo-

puslike, adjective

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pus (pʌs)
 
n
the yellow or greenish fluid product of inflammation, composed largely of dead leucocytes, exuded plasma, and liquefied tissue cells
 
[C16: from Latin pūs; related to Greek puon pus]

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pus
1392, from L. pus "pus" (related to puter "rotten," see putrid), from PIE *pu- (cf. Skt. puyati "rots, stinks," putih "stinking, foul;" Gk. puon "discharge from a sore," pythein "to cause to rot;" Goth. fuls, O.E. ful "foul"), perhaps originally echoic of a natural exclamation of disgust.
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pus (pŭs)
n.
A generally viscous, yellowish-white fluid formed in infected tissue, consisting of white blood cells, cellular debris, and necrotic tissue.

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pus   (pŭs)  Pronunciation Key 
A thick, yellowish-white liquid that forms in infected body tissues, consisting of white blood cells, dead tissue, and cellular debris.
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