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  1. a fluid product of inflammation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the tenth month of the Hindu calendar Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The yellowish white opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated cells floating in a clear liquid. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A pathologic process consisting in the formation of pus. Medical Dictionary DB
  5. The white or yellowish-white matter found in sores, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A fluid product of inflammation, consisting of a liquid (liquor puris) containing leucocytes (pus-corpuscles) and the debris of dead cells and tissue elements liquefied by the proteolytic and histolytic ferments which are elaborated by the pus-organisms or leucocytes. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. Substance having consistency of cream forming about inflammation. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  8. That which has become putrid: white matter of a sore. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Creamy liquid formed on a sore; matter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Secretion from inflamed tissues. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Purulent matter from a wound or sore. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The white or yellowish matter formed in wounds or on sores. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. pus, n. a thick yellowish fluid exuded from inflamed tissues: that which has become putrid. [L. pus, puris, matter; akin to Gr. pyon.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. A secretion from inflamed textures, and especially from the areolar membrane. It is, almost always, of the same nature, whatever may be the part it proceeds from. Pus of a good quality, -laudable pus. Pus bonum seu laudabile seu nutritivum seu verum, (F.) Pus louable, - is of a yellowish-white colour, opake, inodorous, and of a creamy appearance. Heat, acids, and alcohol coagulate it. When analyzed by Schwilgue, it afforded albumen and water, a particular extractive substance, and a small quantity of soda, phosphate of lime, and other salts. Normal pus consists essentially of two distinct parts, pus corpuscles or pus globules, Cytoid corpuscles, (Henle) - and a colourless, aqueous fluid, liquor purls, in which the corpuscles are suspended. A variety of the pus corpuscles is described by M. Lebert under the name pyoid. Fully formed pus is aplastic. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  15. [Latin] A liquid inflammatory exudate consisting of altered leucocytes (P. cells) suspended in a clear liquid (liquor puris). The p. secreted by a healthy granulating surface (Laudable p.) is a thick, opaque, creamy, yellowish non-irritant liquid. That produced from unhealthy surfaces (Ichorous or Sanious p.) is usually thin, discolored, and has irritant properties and often an offensive odor. P. cells consist of nucleo-proteid, nuclein, fibrin-ferment, proteoses and peptones, fat, lecithin, cholesterin, and often glycogen. na
  16. Yellowish viscid matter produced by suppuration. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. A liquid inflammation-product made up of cells and a thin fluid called liquor puris American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. Syn.: matter. A liquid (usually thickish and yellowish white) occurring as the result of inflammation; consisting of emigrated leukocytes, liquid plasma, granular detritus from broken-down cellular structures, and sometimes fibrin flakes. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. [L.] (Med.) Thick yellow fluid, product of inflammation resulting in suppuration. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. n. [Latin, Greek] The yellowish-white liquid produced by the process of suppuration. Cabinet Dictionary

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