ichor

[ahy-kawr, ahy-ker]
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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 of ichor

1630–40; < Late Latin īchōr (in medical sense) < Greek īchṓr
Related formsi·chor·ous [ahy-ker-uh s] /ˈaɪ kər əs/, adjective
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ichor

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 Formsichorous, adjective

Word Origin for ichor

C17: from Greek ikhōr, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for ichorous

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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ichorous in Medicine

ichor

kôr′, īkər]
n.
  1. A watery, acrid discharge from a wound or ulcer.
Related formsichor•ous (īkər-əs) adj.
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