jaundice [ jawn-dis, jahn- ] SHOW IPA / ˈdʒɔn dɪs, ˈdʒɑn- / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Also called icterus. . Pathology yellow discoloration of the skin, whites of the eyes, etc., due to an increase of bile pigments in the blood, often symptomatic of certain diseases, as hepatitis. Compare physiologic jaundice. a state of feeling in which views are prejudiced or judgment is distorted, as by envy or resentment. verb (used with object), jaun·diced, jaun·dic·ing. to distort or prejudice, as by envy or resentment: His social position jaundiced his view of things. Words nearby jaundice jataka tales
jaundice of newborn
jaunty Origin of jaundice 1275–1325; Middle English jaundis
Old French jaunisse,
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jaundice. British Dictionary definitions for jaundice noun Also called: icterus yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes due to the abnormal presence of bile pigments in the blood, as in hepatitis a mental state of bitterness, jealousy, and ill humour resulting in distorted judgment verb to distort (the judgment, etc) adversely jealousy had jaundiced his mind to affect with or as if with jaundice Derived forms of jaundice jaundiced, adjective Word Origin for jaundice
C14: from Old French
jaunisse, from jaune yellow, from Latin galbinus yellowish, from galbus
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Medicine definitions for jaundice n. Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues, occurring as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile. icterus
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Science definitions for jaundice Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, or mucous membranes caused by the deposition of bile salts in these tissues, occurring as a sign of disorders that interfere with normal metabolism or transport of bile. Liver diseases such as hepatitis commonly cause jaundice.
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Culture definitions for jaundice
A condition in which the
skin, the whites of the eye, and other tissues take on a yellowish color because of an excess of bile coloring in the blood.
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