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Definition of "ichor" [i•chor]

  • Greek Mythology The rarefied fluid said to run in the veins of the gods. (noun)
  • Pathology A watery, acrid discharge from a wound or ulcer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ichor" in a sentence
  • "Yellow or livid vesicles appear, producing a corrosive ichor, which is sometimes attended with a degree of fever."
  • "In his hands, he wielded an iron poker like a baseball bat; a viscous, black liquid-Timmy had never heard the term "ichor" before-now coated the metal shaft."
  • "Caithe cartwheeled away, careful not to let the ichor touch her."