American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A generally viscous, yellowish-white fluid formed in infected tissue, consisting of white blood cells, cellular debris, and necrotic tissue.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inflammatory exudation composed of modified white blood-cells (pus-corpuscles), with more or less of the debris and of the proliferating cells of the solid tissues of the part, and a liquid plasma. The formation of pus is called
suppuration. A collection of pus within the solid tissues is called an abscess. A suppurating open sore is an ulcer.
- n. A whitish-yellow or yellow substance composed primarily of dead white blood cells and dead pyogenic bacteria; normally found in regions of bacterial infection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The yellowish white opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated cells floating in a clear liquid.
- n. the tenth month of the Hindu calendar
- n. a fluid product of inflammation
- From Latin pus, meaning the same. (Wiktionary)
- Latin pūs; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“The old flag of yellow and gold we called pus and blood.”
“What we call pus is made up of the bodies of live and dead phagocytes, disease taints and germs, blood serum, broken-down tissues and cells, in short, the debris of the battlefield.”
“It would have been more realistic if the beaver started vomiting blood and its fur was clotted in pus.”
“Draining the pus was the only thing that helped, and I got a tetanus shot just because of the immobility.”
“Generally there is a discharge of greenish-yellow pus, which is very sticky.”
“This form of suppuration is due to a particular form of bacterium called the pus-causing "chain coccus.”
“There are three common forms of so-called pus cocci, and these are found almost indiscriminately with various types of inflammatory troubles.”
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A compilation of those nitty-gritty yucky terms for substances and situations that we prefer not to encounter. Please folks, keep it clean; avoid the overly offensive ones.
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Words I can't stand
Words that, for various reasons, I wish we could do without.
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Words formed in imitation of a natural sound.
Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
Words that sound like what they mean, but they're not *technically* onomatopoetic.
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many frequently used by moms; words that sound dirtier than they are
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