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pus

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Pronunciation: /pʌs
 
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Definition of pus in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A thick yellowish or greenish opaque liquid produced in infected tissue, consisting of dead white blood cells and bacteria with tissue debris and serum.
Example sentences
  • There is a urethral discharge, yellow pus, mucus and pus or clear mucus at the opening.
  • Remarkably, he inoculated himself with pus from a suppurating bubo to fortify himself against bubonic plague.
  • The pus is not infected but consists of white blood cells.
Synonyms
matter, suppuration, discharge, secretion
rare sanies

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin.

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