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ichor

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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ichor

i·chor·ous [ahy-ker-uhs], /ˈaɪ kər əs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ichor

ichor
/ (ˈaɪkɔː) /

noun
Greek myth the fluid said to flow in the veins of the gods
pathol a foul-smelling watery discharge from a wound or ulcer

Derived forms of ichor

ichorous, adjective

Word Origin for ichor

C17: from Greek ikhōr, of obscure origin
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Medical definitions for ichor

ichor
[ īkôr′, īkər ]

n.
A watery, acrid discharge from a wound or ulcer.

Other words from ichor

ichor•ous (īkər-əs) adj.
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