[ik-ter-ik or ik-ter-i-kuh l]
- pertaining to or affected with icterus; jaundiced.
Origin of icteric
1590–1600; < Latin ictericus < Greek ikterikós, equivalent to íkter(os) jaundice + -ikos -ic
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Word Origin and History for posticteric
c.1600, from Latin ictericus, from Greek ikterikos "jaundiced," from ikteros (see icterus). Related: Icterical.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to or affected with jaundice.
- Used to treat jaundice.
- A remedy for jaundice.
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