Definition of Ichor

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the rarified fluid said to flow in the veins of the Gods.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Fluid

2. Noun. A fluid product of inflammation.
Exact synonyms: Festering, Purulence, Pus, Sanies, Suppuration
Generic synonyms: Bodily Fluid, Body Fluid, Humor, Humour, Liquid Body Substance
Specialized synonyms: Gleet
Derivative terms: Ichorous, Sanious, Suppurate, Suppurate

Definition of Ichor

1. n. An ethereal fluid that supplied the place of blood in the veins of the gods.

Definition of Ichor

1. Noun. the liquid that in Greek Mythology was said to flow in place of blood in the veins of the gods ¹

2. Noun. (poetic) any bloodlike fluid ¹

3. Noun. a watery, fetid discharge from a sore ¹

4. Noun. yellow bile ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ichor

1. a watery discharge from a wound [n -S] : ICHOROUS [adj]

Medical Definition of Ichor

1. 1. An ethereal fluid that supplied the place of blood in the veins of the gods. 2. A thin, acrid, watery discharge from an ulcer, wound, etc. Origin: NL, fr. Gr., cf. F. Ichor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ichor

ichnolite
ichnolites
ichnolithology
ichnologic
ichnological
ichnologies
ichnologist
ichnologists
ichnology
ichnotaxon
ichnovirus
ichnoviruses
ichoglan
ichoglans
ichomage
ichor (current term)
ichoraemia
ichorhaemia
ichoroid
ichorous
ichorous pus
ichorrhemia
ichorrhoea
ichors
ichs
ichthammol
ichthic
ichthidin
ichthin
ichthulin

Literary usage of Ichor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Animal Chemistry with Reference to the Physiology and Pathology of Man by Johann Franz Simon (1846)
"Scorbutic pus is thin, ichor-like, of a bad odour, often mixed with blood, ... ichor. When pus begins to undergo decay, or is secreted from malignant or ..."

2. A Manual of Pathological Anatomy by Karl Rokitansky (1854)
"PUS, ichor. No product of disease has, perhaps, been the subject of such zealous research as pus and ichor, and yet nowhere has a greater number of ..."

3. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"... with his keys at r. great rate, And sweated through his apostolic skin : Of course his perspiration was but ichor, Or some such other spiritual liquor. ..."

4. A Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and ...by Thomas Sheridan by Thomas Sheridan (1790)
"GLEET, glc'tf A thin ichor running from a fore; a venereal dif- eafe. To GLEET, glc'tvn To drip or ooze with a thin ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1791)
"... to be long detained by the next ; in which we are informed that the ichor, ... contain the whole of the ichor, the part which remains in the blood, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Breast and Mammary Region by Alfred Velpeau (1856)
"ichor (discharge).—Another accessory of ulcerated cerebriform cancer, is the discharge of a matter which is usually serous, of reddish colour, ..."

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