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[puhs] /pʌs/

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.
the yellow or greenish fluid product of inflammation, composed largely of dead leucocytes, exuded plasma, and liquefied tissue cells

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)
A generally viscous, yellowish-white fluid formed in infected tissue, consisting of white blood cells, cellular debris, and necrotic tissue.
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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