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From Ancient Greek πύον (púon), from Ancient Greek πύθω (púthō) / πύθομαι (púthomai, to rot, to decompose), from *puH-.

Cognate with Sanskrit पूयति (pūyati, stinks, rots), Latin pus, Gothic 𐍆𐌿𐌻𐍃 (fuls, foul), Old English fūl (foul) and Latin puteō.


  • IPA(key): /ˈpion/
  • Hyphenation: πύ‧ον


πύον (pýonn

  1. (medicine) pus (substance composed of dead white blood cells and dead bacteria found in bacterial infections)
    Η πληγή του μάζευε πύον και έπρεπε να την τρυπήσει ο γιατρός.I pligí tou mázeve pýon kai éprepe na tin trypísei o giatrós.His wound was collecting pus and the doctor had to puncture it.

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