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Greek

Alternative forms

  • (pýo)

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ? (púon), from Ancient Greek ? (púth?) / ? (púthomai, "to rot, to decompose"), from *puH-.

Cognate with Sanskrit (p?yati, "stinks, rots"), Latin pus, Gothic ? (fuls, "foul"), Old English f?l ("foul") and Latin pute?.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'pion/
  • Hyphenation:

Noun

? o (pýonn

  1. (medicine) pus (substance composed of dead white blood cells and dead bacteria found in bacterial infections)
    ? ? ? ?. - I pligí tou mázeve pýon kai éprepe na tin trypísei o giatrós. - His wound was collecting pus and the doctor had to puncture it.

Derived terms

  •  f (pyopoíisi, "formation of pus")
  •  f (pyórroia, "pyorrhea")
  • ? (pyorroó, "to suppurate")

Related terms

  •  n (spyrí, "pimple, pustule")
  •  n (exánthima, "rash, pustule")
  •  m (kalógeros, "boil") (colloquial)

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