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icteric

or ic·ter·i·cal

[ik-ter-ik or ik-ter-i-kuh l]
adjective Pathology.
  1. pertaining to or affected with icterus; jaundiced.
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Origin of icteric

1590–1600; < Latin ictericus < Greek ikterikós, equivalent to íkter(os) jaundice + -ikos -ic
Related formspost·ic·ter·ic, adjectivesub·ic·ter·ic, adjectivesub·ic·ter·i·cal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for icteric

adj.

c.1600, from Latin ictericus, from Greek ikterikos "jaundiced," from ikteros (see icterus). Related: Icterical.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

icteric in Medicine

icteric

(ĭk-tĕrĭk)
adj.
  1. Relating to or affected with jaundice.
  2. Used to treat jaundice.
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n.
  1. A remedy for jaundice.
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