Pus



[puhs] /pʌs/

noun
1.
a yellow-white, more or less viscid substance produced by suppuration and found in abscesses, sores, etc., consisting of a liquid plasma in which white blood cells are suspended.
/pʌs/
noun
1.
the yellow or greenish fluid product of inflammation, composed largely of dead leucocytes, exuded plasma, and liquefied tissue cells
n.

late 14c., from Latin pus “pus, matter from a sore;” figuratively “bitterness, malice” (related to puter “rotten;” cf. putrid), from PIE *pu- (2) “to rot, decay” (cf. Sanskrit puyati “rots, stinks,” putih “stinking, foul;” Greek puon “discharge from a sore,” pythein “to cause to rot;” Gothic fuls, Old English ful “foul”), perhaps originally echoic of a natural exclamation of disgust.

pus (pŭs)
n.
A generally viscous, yellowish-white fluid formed in infected tissue, consisting of white blood cells, cellular debris, and necrotic tissue.
pus
(pŭs)
A thick, yellowish-white liquid that forms in infected body tissues, consisting of white blood cells, dead tissue, and cellular debris.

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