- 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.
- to distort or prejudice, as by envy or resentment: His social position jaundiced his view of things.
Origin of jaundice
Examples from the Web for jaundice
Protective glasses shaded his eyes from the phototherapeutic light that treated him for jaundice.Feeding Tubes, NICU, One-on-One Care: Susan Hatfield Talks About Living With Her Trisomy 18 Baby
February 1, 2012
Any one of them would give me the jaundice in a week, if it were hung in our drawing-room.'Wilfrid Cumbermede
Let it not be supposed that I make this statement in jaundice or malice.The Book of Khalid
You were all licked there, or you died of the ague, or jaundice?Barrington
Charles James Lever
He has an attack of the jaundice, and will, I think, start home to-morrow.The Citizen-Soldier
They also suffer from internal chills, liver, and very often jaundice.Palmistry for All
- 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
- to distort (the judgment, etc) adverselyjealousy had jaundiced his mind
- to affect with or as if with jaundice
Word Origin and History for jaundice
c.1300, jaunis, from Old French jaunice, earlier jalnice, "yellowness" (12c.), from jaune "yellow," from Latin galbinus "greenish yellow," probably from PIE *ghel- "yellow, green" (see Chloe).
With intrusive -d- (cf. gender, astound, thunder). Figurative meaning "feeling in which views are colored or distorted" first recorded 1620s, from yellow's association with bitterness and envy (see yellow). As a verb, from 1791, but usually in figurative use. Related: Jaundiced.
- 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
- 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.