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[New Latin, from Greek ikteros.]
1. (Pathology) pathol another name for jaundice
2. (Plant Pathology) a yellowing of plant leaves, caused by excessive cold or moisture
[C18: from Latin: yellow bird, the sight of which reputedly cured jaundice, from Greek ikteros]
jaun•dice(ˈdʒɔn dɪs, ˈdʒɑn-)
n., v. -diced, -dic•ing. n.
1. Also called icterus. yellow discoloration of the skin, whites of the eyes, etc., due to an increase of bile pigments in the blood.
2. a state of feeling in which views are prejudiced or judgment is distorted, as by envy or resentment.v.t.
3. to distort or prejudice, as by resentment or envy.
[1275–1325; Middle English jaundis < Old French jaunisse=jaune yellow (< Latin galbinus greenish yellow) + -isse -ice]
jaundice.See also: Complexion
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|Noun||1.||icterus - yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia|
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
hyperbilirubinemia - abnormally high amounts of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood
icterus neonatorum, jaundice of the newborn, physiological jaundice of the newborn - yellowish appearance in newborn infants; usually subsides spontaneously
kernicterus - an abnormal accumulation of bile pigment in the brain and other nerve tissue; causes yellow staining and tissue damage
|2.||Icterus - type genus of the Icteridae|
bird genus - a genus of birds