[ahy-kawr, ahy-ker] /ˈaɪ kɔr, ˈaɪ kər/
Classical Mythology. an ethereal fluid flowing in the veins of the gods.
Pathology. an acrid, watery discharge, as from an ulcer or wound.
(Greek myth) the fluid said to flow in the veins of the gods
(pathol) a foul-smelling watery discharge from a wound or ulcer
1630s, from Greek ikhor, of unknown origin, possibly from a non-Indo-European language. The fluid that serves for blood in the veins of the gods. Related: Ichorous.
ichor i·chor (ī’kôr’, ī’kər)
A watery, acrid discharge from a wound or ulcer.
i’chor·ous (ī’kər-əs) adj.
ichorrhea i·chor·rhe·a (ī’kə-rē’ə) n. A discharge that is profuse and ichorous.
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