Classical Mythology. an ethereal fluid flowing in the veins of the gods.
Pathology. an acrid, watery discharge, as from an ulcer or wound.
- i·chor·ous [ahy-ker-uhs], /ˈaɪ kər əs/, adjective
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How to use ichor in a sentence
From the deep gash flowed a strange ichor, and Khosatral cried out like the dirging of a great bell.The Devil in Iron | Robert E. Howard
She spoke, and with her palms wiped off the ichor from her hand: the hand was healed, and the severe pains mitigated.The Iliad of Homer (1873) | Homer
On my way home the blood coursed through my veins like an immortal ichor of the gods, full of sweet and inextinguishable fire.A Trip to Venus | John Munro
The peritoneal cavity contained a virulent ichor or thin liquor, yellowish, or greenish.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II) | Charles Creighton
In other cases this extreme result is not caused and fistulae are formed from which the ichor constantly flows.Prof. Koch's Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated | Max Birnbaum
British Dictionary definitions for ichor
Greek myth the fluid said to flow in the veins of the gods
pathol a foul-smelling watery discharge from a wound or ulcer
- ichorous, adjective
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