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 (ī′kôr′, ī′kər)
1. Greek Mythology The rarefied fluid said to run in the veins of the gods.
2. A watery, acrid discharge from a wound or ulcer.

[Middle English icor, from Late Latin īchōr, from Greek īkhōr.]

i′chor·ous (ī′kər-əs) adj.


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the fluid said to flow in the veins of the gods
2. (Pathology) pathol a foul-smelling watery discharge from a wound or ulcer
[C17: from Greek ikhōr, of obscure origin]
ˈichorous adj


(ˈaɪ kɔr, ˈaɪ kər)

1. the ethereal fluid flowing in the veins of the ancient Greek gods.
2. the watery ooze of a wound.
[1630–40; < Late Latin īchōr < Greek īchṓr]
i•chor•ous (ˈaɪ kər əs) adj.


a thin watery substance discharged from wounds or ulcers. See also god and gods. — ichorous, adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ichor - (Greek mythology) the rarified fluid said to flow in the veins of the Gods
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
fluid - a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
2.ichor - a fluid product of inflammation
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
gleet - a thin morbid discharge as from a wound or especially chronic gonorrhea
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The point tore through the ambrosial robe which the Graces had woven for her, and pierced the skin between her wrist and the palm of her hand, so that the immortal blood, or ichor, that flows in the veins of the blessed gods, came pouring from the wound; for the gods do not eat bread nor drink wine, hence they have no blood such as ours, and are immortal.
So saying, she wiped the ichor from the wrist of her daughter with both hands, whereon the pain left her, and her hand was healed.
Once having tasted this immortal ichor, he cannot have enough of it, and as an admirable creative power exists in these intellections, it is of the last importance that these things get spoken.
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A fresh trail of pus and ichor ended where he now sat.
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Scientists cannot capture love nor prove it but have found the scent of rain: An oil they named petrichor --from the Greek petra (stone) and ichor (ethereal blood of gods)-- released when raindrops touch porous stone birthing pinpoint bubbles which fizz like champagne lift the essence -- blood of the stone --into the wind to our senses.
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Tumblers are filled with whiskey, wine, green ichor, blood, and urine, while snatches of odd songs, by composers from Henry Purcell to Randy Newman, are sung.
Bello, and Mara Baviera, The Food Wars (London: Verso, 2009); Martin IChor, "Analysis of the Doha Negotiations and the Functioning of the WTO" (The South Centre, Geneva: 2009), http://www.