ichor

noun
\ ˈī-ˌkȯr How to pronounce ichor (audio) , -kər\

Definition of ichor

1 : a thin watery or blood-tinged discharge
2 : an ethereal fluid taking the place of blood in the veins of the ancient Greek gods

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Other Words from ichor

ichorous \ ˈī-​kə-​rəs How to pronounce ichorous (audio) \ adjective

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Talos was eventually deactivated by the witch Medea, who (in one version of the myth) removed a bronze rivet on his ankle and drained out the ichor that powered his movement. Peter Thonemann, WSJ, "‘Gods and Robots’ Review: Men, Myths and Machines," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of ichor

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ichor

Greek ichōr

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ichthus

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The first known use of ichor was in the 15th century

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ichor

noun
\ ˈī-ˌkȯ(ə)r How to pronounce ichor (audio) \

Medical Definition of ichor

: a thin watery or blood-tinged discharge (as from an ulcer) — compare sanies

Other Words from ichor

ichorous \ -​kə-​rəs How to pronounce ichorous (audio) \ adjective

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