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icterus

[ ik-ter-uhs ]
/ ˈɪk tər əs /
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noun Pathology.

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Origin of icterus

1700–10; <Latin <Greek íkteros jaundice, a yellow bird said to cure jaundice when seen
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British Dictionary definitions for icterus

icterus
/ (ˈɪktərəs) /

noun

pathol another name for jaundice
a yellowing of plant leaves, caused by excessive cold or moisture

Derived forms of icterus

icteric (ɪkˈtɛrɪk), adjective

Word Origin for icterus

C18: from Latin: yellow bird, the sight of which reputedly cured jaundice, from Greek ikteros
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Medical definitions for icterus

icterus
[ ĭktər-əs ]

n.

jaundice
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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