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ic·ter·us

 (ĭk′tər-əs)
n.

[New Latin, from Greek ikteros.]

icterus

(ˈɪktərəs)
n
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]
icteric adj

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]

icterus

jaundice.
See also: Complexion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.icterus - yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the bloodicterus - 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
family Icteridae, Icteridae - American orioles; American blackbirds; bobolinks; meadowlarks
Icterus galbula, northern oriole - a kind of New World oriole
Icterus spurius, orchard oriole - the male is chestnut-and-black
Translations
Ikterus

ic·ter·us

n. icterus, ictericia;
hemolytic ______ hemolítica;
hepatocellular ______ hepatocelular;
retentive ______ retentiva.
V.: jaundice
References in periodicals archive ?
High-grade fever (103[degrees]F), icterus, and vomiting subsequently developed.
Examination disclosed no scleral icterus, ascites, organomegaly, asterixis, or spider angiomata.
There was no evidence of pallor, icterus or lymph-adenopathy.
Interference in coagulation testing: focus on spurious haemolysis, icterus, and lipemia.
The child was febrile and toxic with no pallor, icterus or bleeding manifestations.
The difference between this type of interference and other types, such as hemolysis or icterus, is that lipemic specimens consist of suspended particles of VLDL (very low density lipoproteins) and chylomicrons, causing varying degrees of turbidity.
Even when all the previous parameters are within acceptable specifications, the specimen may have inherent patient-specific issues such as excessive icterus, lipemia, or hemolysis.
Programmable parameters - enter the formula for calculating parameters measurement of serum indices lipemia, icterus and hemolysis.
Status of the volcanically threatened Montserrat Oriole Icterus oberi and other forest birds in Montserrat, West Indies.
When she came into our clinic on April 10, 2012, she also had Hashimoto's thyroiditis, TPO of 309, icterus with elevated bilirubin, and AST with a speckled pattern ANA of 1:160.
Substances or factors that may lead to assay interferenc Endogenous substances or factors Exogenous substances * Haemolysis * Test tube additives * Lipaemia * Ethylenediaminetetracetic acid * Icterus (bilirubinaemia) (EDTA) * Monoclonal antibodies * Citrate and auto-antibodies * Sodium fluoride (NaF) * Oxalate * Drugs * Contrast media * Intravenous fluids
Physical examination revealed jaundice, sclera icterus and mild abdominal tenderness over the right upper quadrant with an enlarged liver.