ichor

noun \ ˈī-ˌkȯr , -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

ichorous

play \ˈī-kə-rəs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of ichor

Greek ichōr


Medical Dictionary

ichor

noun \ ˈī-ˌkȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of ichor

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

ichorous

play \-kə-rəs\ adjective

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