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Word Matrix: Ichor

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Ichor Word Matrix

<ichor>
“ethereal fluid that serves for blood in the veins of the gods,”
from French ichor or Modern Latin ichor, from Greek ikhōr

Word Sums

Ichor
Ichor + s -> ichors
Ichor + ous -> ichorous
Ichor + Heme + i + a -> ichorhemia
Petr + Ichor -> petrichor

Morphemes

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ichor: ethereal fluid that serves for blood in the veins of the gods
-s: forming plural of noun

a-: word-forming element in names of countries, diseases, animals, and plants [adopted unchanged from Classical Latin and Greek]
heme: blood
-i-: connecting vowel
-ous: characterized by, of the nature of
petr-: rock, crag, stone, boulder

Definitions

ichor: (noun) ethereal fluid taking the place of blood in the veins of the ancient Greek gods, thin watery or blood-tinged discharge
ichors: plural of ichor
ichorous: (adjective) resembling or relating to ichor
ichorhemia: (noun) infection of the blood with ichorous or putrid substances [dated medical term]
petrichor: (noun) earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil; pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather

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Written by Heather Johnson

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