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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
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On examination, she had no dysmorphism, was pale, febrile with no icterus, petechiae, or bruises.
55% of the cases presented with abdominal lump, second most common sign was tenderness in abdomen and icterus.
In acquired skin lesions, intertrigo was seen in 8 neonates, icterus was seen in 4 neonates and oral thrush was noted in 1 infant.
The physical examination revealed jaundice, scleral icterus, purpuric macules, superficial desquamation, gingivitis (FIGURE 1), and perifollicular hemorrhages with corkscrew hairs (FIGURES 2 AND 3).
The most common interferents are hemolysis (hemoglobin), icterus (bilirubin), and lipemia.
Automated pre-analytical sample integrity checks identify under-filled sample tubes, abnormal sample aspiration potentially caused by clots, and assay-specific interference from hemolysis, icterus and lipemia.
Hemolysis, lipemia, icterus or drugs could interfere with an
Important post mortem findings were generalized icterus, haemorrhagic parenchymatous organs, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and lobular and lobar pneumonia.
In 64 of 756 laboratories (8%), a manual procedure, such as placing a drop of specimen on gauze, followed by visual inspection, was used to differentiate hemolysis from icterus in difficult cases.