the tenth month of the Hindu calendar
pus, purulence, suppuration, ichor, sanies, festering(noun)
a fluid product of inflammation
A whitish-yellow or yellow substance composed primarily of dead white blood cells and dead pyogenic bacteria; normally found in regions of bacterial infection.
Origin: From pus, meaning the same.
the yellowish white opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated cells floating in a clear liquid
Origin: [L., akin to Gr. , , and to E. foul: cf. F. pus. See Foul, a.]
Pus is an exudate, typically white-yellow, yellow, or yellow-brown, formed at the site of inflammation during infection. An accumulation of pus in an enclosed tissue space is known as an abscess, whereas a visible collection of pus within or beneath the epidermis is known as a pustule or pimple. Pus consists of a thin, protein-rich fluid, known as liquor puris, and dead leukocytes from the body's immune response. During infection, macrophages release cytokines which trigger neutrophils to seek the site of infection by chemotaxis. There, the neutrophils engulf and destroy the bacteria and the bacteria resist the immune response by releasing toxins called leukocidins. As the neutrophils die off from toxins and old age, they are destroyed by macrophages, forming the viscous pus. Bacteria that cause pus are called suppurative, pyogenic, or purulent. If the agent also creates mucus, it is called mucopurulent. Purulent infections can be treated with an antiseptic. Despite normally being of a whitish-yellow hue, changes in the color of pus can be observed under certain circumstances. Pus is sometimes green because of the presence of myeloperoxidase, an intensely green antibacterial protein produced by some types of white blood cells. Green, foul-smelling pus is found in certain infections of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The greenish color is a result of the pyocyanin bacterial pigment it produces. Amoebic abscesses of the liver produce brownish pus, which is described as looking like "anchovy paste". Pus can also have a foul odor.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pus, n. a thick yellowish fluid exuded from inflamed tissues: that which has become putrid. [L. pus, puris, matter; akin to Gr. pyon.]
What does PUS stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the PUS acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
PSU; sup, 'sup, Sup., SUP; ups, UPS; USP
sup, 'sup, Sup., SUP
The numerical value of PUS in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of PUS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Images & Illustrations of PUS
Translations for PUS
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- قيح, صديد, مدةArabic
- materie, pusDanish
- mätä, visva, märkäFinnish
- मवाद, पीबHindi
- materia purulentaItalian
- pus, etterDutch
- hisNavajo, Navaho
- gnȏj, гно̑јSerbo-Croatian
- var, pusSwedish
- irin, iltihap, cerahatTurkish
Get even more translations for PUS »
Find a translation for the PUS definition in other languages:
Select another language: