icterus

[ ik-ter-uhs ]

nounPathology.

Origin of icterus

1
1700–10; <Latin <Greek íkteros jaundice, a yellow bird said to cure jaundice when seen

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icterus

/ (ˈɪktərəs) /


noun
  1. pathol another name for jaundice

  2. a yellowing of plant leaves, caused by excessive cold or moisture

Origin of icterus

1
C18: from Latin: yellow bird, the sight of which reputedly cured jaundice, from Greek ikteros

Derived forms of icterus

  • icteric (ɪkˈtɛrɪk), adjective

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