noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormally high level of bilirubin in the blood, manifested by jaundice, anorexia, and malaise, occurring in association with liver disease and certain hemolytic anemias.

Origin of hyperbilirubinemia

First recorded in 1920–25; hyper- + bilirubin + -emia
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hyperbilirubinemia in Medicine


  1. An abnormally high concentration of bilirubin in the blood.
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