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Pus vs. Slough — What's the Difference?

Pus vs. Slough — What's the Difference?

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Pus

Pus is an exudate, typically white-yellow, yellow, or yellow-brown, formed at the site of inflammation during bacterial or fungal 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, pimple or spot.
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Slough

Slough () is a large town in Berkshire, England (within the historic county of Buckinghamshire), 20 miles (32 km) west of central London (Charing Cross) and 19 miles (31 km) north-east of Reading. It is in the Thames Valley and within the London metropolitan area at the intersection of the M4, M40 and M25 motorways.
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Pus

A generally viscous, yellowish-white fluid formed in infected tissue, consisting of white blood cells, cellular debris, and necrotic tissue.
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Slough

A town in south-eastern England to the west of London; population 119,400 (est. 2009).
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Pus

A whitish-yellow or yellow substance composed primarily of dead white blood cells and dead pyogenic bacteria; normally found in regions of bacterial infection.
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Slough

Shed or remove (a layer of dead skin)
A snake sloughs off its old skin
Exfoliate once a week to slough off any dry skin
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Pus

(rare) To emit pus.
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Slough

(of soil or rock) collapse or slide into a hole or depression
An eternal rain of silt sloughs down from the edges of the continents
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Pus

The yellowish white opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated cells floating in a clear liquid.
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Slough

A depression or hollow, usually filled with deep mud or mire.
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Pus

The tenth month of the Hindu calendar
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Slough

Also slue A swamp, marsh, bog, or pond, especially as part of a bayou, inlet, or backwater.
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Pus

A fluid product of inflammation
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Slough

A state of deep despair or moral degradation.
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Slough

The dead outer skin shed by a reptile or amphibian.
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Slough

(Medicine)A layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue, as in a wound, sore, or inflammation.
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Slough

An outer layer or covering that is shed or removed.
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Slough

To be cast off or shed; come off
"smooth fallen branches from which all bark has sloughed" (David M. Carroll).
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Slough

To shed a slough
Every time that a snake sloughs.
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Slough

(Medicine)To separate from surrounding living tissue. Used of dead tissue.
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Slough

To cast off or shed (skin or a covering)
Came inside and sloughed off his coat.
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Slough

To discard or disregard as undesirable or unfavorable
Sloughed off her misgivings.
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Slough

The skin shed by a snake or other reptile.
That is the slough of a rattler; we must be careful.
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Slough

Dead skin on a sore or ulcer.
This is the slough that came off of his skin after the burn.
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Slough

(British) A muddy or marshy area.
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Slough

(Eastern United States) A type of swamp or shallow lake system, typically formed as or by the backwater of a larger waterway, similar to a bayou with trees.
We paddled under a canopy of trees through the slough.
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Slough

(Western United States) A secondary channel of a river delta, usually flushed by the tide.
The Sacramento River Delta contains dozens of sloughs that are often used for water-skiing and fishing.
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Slough

A state of depression.
John is in a slough.
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Slough

(Canadian Prairies) A small pond, often alkaline, many but not all formed by glacial potholes.
Potholes or sloughs formed by a glacier’s retreat from the central plains of North America, are now known to be some of the world’s most productive ecosystems.
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Slough

(transitive) To shed (skin).
This skin is being sloughed.
Snakes slough their skin periodically.
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Slough

(intransitive) To slide off (like a layer of skin).
A week after he was burned, a layer of skin on his arm sloughed off.
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Slough

To discard.
East sloughed a heart.
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Slough

To commit truancy, be absent from school without permission.
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Slough

Slow.
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Slough

A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.
He's here stuck in a slough.
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Slough

A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.
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Slough

The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.
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Slough

The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.
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Slough

To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; - often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly.
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Slough

To cast off; to discard as refuse.
New tint the plumage of the birds,And slough decay from grazing herds.
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Slough

Necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
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Slough

A hollow filled with mud
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Slough

A stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
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Slough

Any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
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Slough

Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;
Out dog sheds every Spring
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