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ichor

Syllabification: i·chor
Pronunciation: /ˈīkôr
 
/

Definition of ichor in English:

noun

Greek Mythology
1The fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods.
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.
1.1 literary Any bloodlike fluid: tomatoes drooled ichor from their broken skins
More example sentences
  • Just as pepper helped to mask the truth of bad meat in the Middle Ages, so does the ichor of pressed cranberries hide the raw throat-clawing quality of bad vodka.
  • A group of young maidens was chosen to pour the water from one lake into another, as a symbolic conjoining of their fish-scented ichor.
1.2 archaic A watery, fetid discharge from a wound.
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

1
Pronunciation: /ˈīkərəs/
adjective
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.

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