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Definition of "pus" [pus]

  • A generally viscous, yellowish-white fluid formed in infected tissue, consisting of white blood cells, cellular debris, and necrotic tissue. (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 "pus" in a sentence
  • "He began arm-to-arm inoculations by taking pus from the scab of a person and transferring it to another."
  • "Munkey: Would you rather bob for apples in pus, or hit a pinata full of diarrhea?"
  • "He often had to pry his eyes open in the morning with his fingers because they had been sealed shut with pus from the infections."