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1. Relating to or affected with jaundice.
2. Used to treat jaundice.
A remedy for jaundice.

[Latin ictericus, from Greek ikterikos, from ikteros, jaundice.]
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(ɪkˈtɛr ɪk)

also ic•ter′i•cal,

pertaining to or affected with icterus; jaundiced.
[1590–1600; < Latin < Greek]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.icteric - affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
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a. ictérico-a, rel. a la ictericia.
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