Definition of ichor in English:

ichor

Line breaks: ichor
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪkɔː
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
1 Greek Mythology The fluid which flows like blood in the veins of the gods.
More example sentences
  • They don't have blood in their veins, they have ichor which runs in their veins, which is obviously some kind of immortal fluid.
  • His eyes glazed over and he crumpled in the chair like a God robbed of ichor.
2 archaic A watery discharge from a wound.
More example sentences
  • Unable to even screech before the veil of death fell upon her, Solokar perished instantly, rivulets of green ichor spraying from her wounds.
  • Immediately, clear ichor began to pour from the wound.
  • Gun shots split ghouls' heads completely in half in a splatter of black gore and ichor.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Greek ikhōr.

Derivatives

ichorous

Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪk(ə)rəs/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Abscesses may open and discharge bloody ichorous pus.
  • From the ulcer an ichorous fluid is discharged, and shreds of tissue slough off and are mixed with the changed and vitiated saliva.
  • In low conditions of abscess, when pus is thin, dark, ichorous, and offensive in character, Lachesis may be the remedy.

Definition of ichor in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day abjure
Pronunciation: əbˈdʒʊə
verb
solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)