pus etymology

English word pus comes from Proto-Indo-European *peu-

Detailed word origin of pus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*peu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
puris Latin (lat)
pus English (eng) A whitish-yellow or yellow substance composed primarily of dead white blood cells and dead pyogenic bacteria; normally found in regions of bacterial infection. (rare) To emit pus.

Words with the same origin as pus

Descendants of *peu-
pure purgatory purge purity