from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The rarefied fluid said to run in the veins of the gods.
- n. Pathology A watery, acrid discharge from a wound or ulcer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the liquid that in Greek mythology was said to flow in place of blood in the veins of the gods
- n. any bloodlike fluid
- n. a watery, fetid discharge from a sore
- n. yellow bile
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ethereal fluid that supplied the place of blood in the veins of the gods.
- n. A thin, acrid, watery discharge from an ulcer, wound, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek and Roman mythology, an ethereal fluid believed to supply the place of blood in the veins of the gods.
- n. A thin, watery humor, like serum or whey; a thin, watery, acrid discharge from an ulcer, a wound, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fluid product of inflammation
- n. (Greek mythology) the rarified fluid said to flow in the veins of the Gods
Middle English icor, from Late Latin īchōr, from Greek īkhōr.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Mid-17th century, from Ancient Greek ἰχώρ. (Wiktionary)