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
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.