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ic·ter·us

 (ĭk′tər-əs)
n.

[New Latin, from Greek ikteros.]
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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
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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]
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icterus

jaundice.
See also: Complexion
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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
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Translations
Ikterus

ic·ter·us

n. icterus, ictericia;
hemolytic ______ hemolítica;
hepatocellular ______ hepatocelular;
retentive ______ retentiva.
V.: jaundice
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We eliminated a wide range of differential diagnoses, such as acute viral diseases (Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, enterovirus, parvovirus B19, human T lymphoma virus, and hepatitis A, B, C, or E), acute bacterial diseases (sepsis, leptospirosis, cholangitis, staphylococcal and streptococcal scalded skin syndromes, Q fever, syphilis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Brucella species), autoimmune conditions, malignancies, and obstructive icterus. Subsequent blood tests showed severe lymphopenia with a very low level of CD4 T cell (38/[micro]L) and CD8 T cell counts (109/[micro]L) with a CD4/CD8 ratio of 0.34.
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