from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A generally viscous, yellowish-white fluid formed in infected tissue, consisting of white blood cells, cellular debris, and necrotic tissue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The yellowish white opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated cells floating in a clear liquid.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the tenth month of the Hindu calendar
- n. a fluid product of inflammation
Latin pūs; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin pus, meaning the same. (Wiktionary)