A thick yellowish or greenish opaque liquid produced in infected tissue, consisting of dead white blood cells and bacteria with tissue debris and serum.
More 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.
late Middle English: from Latin.