Origin of pus
Examples from the Web for pus
Swelling, pus, the whole shebang; an angry reaction that lasted weeks.
At that point, Tyson had become a scavenger spewing bile and pus.
When bacteria were suspended in olive oil or in pus, chlorlyptus showed marked germicidal action.
In cases at first closed the pus may burst out later, coming from the back part of the navel and the swelling extending backward.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
This, if pus is present, is followed by a painful swelling of the coronet.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
Pus escapes into the middle meatus of the nose, and if wiped away will reappear if the head is kept erect for a few minutes.
Olympus (Olym′pus) was the magnificent mountain on the coast of Thessaly, 9,000 feet high, where the gods were supposed to reside.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for pus
Word Origin for pus
Word Origin and History for pus
late 14c., from Latin pus "pus, matter from a sore;" figuratively "bitterness, malice" (related to puter "rotten;" cf. putrid), from PIE *pu- (2) "to rot, decay" (cf. Sanskrit puyati "rots, stinks," putih "stinking, foul;" Greek puon "discharge from a sore," pythein "to cause to rot;" Gothic fuls, Old English ful "foul"), perhaps originally echoic of a natural exclamation of disgust.