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
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.
He reached beneath his tattered greatcoat and drew forth a cutlass that dripped with black ichor.
Black ichor, zombie nastiness, flowed out from the wounds.
A small demon trilled its freedom to the universe as the fly-sized being rose from the mirror, but I caught it in my fist and crushed it until it popped, a tiny jelly-bean of ichor.
"Carry it over moors and spire of thunderbird red, across plains of aged ichor and yellowing suns."
I'm not totally sold on his plan to let gibbering, half-formed creatures dripping with ichor feed off the flesh and fear of our students.
Happily, ichor works perfectly with mummy zombies! fab costuming and other details.
I think that if you take an ichor approach over a traditional blood approach with darker skin zombie wounds, it works better.