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jaundice

[ jawn-dis, jahn- ]
/ ˈdʒɔn dɪs, ˈdʒɑn- /
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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.
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Origin of jaundice

1275–1325; Middle English jaundis<Old French jaunisse, equivalent to jaune yellow (<Latin galbinus greenish-yellow) + -isse-ice

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British Dictionary definitions for jaundice

jaundice
/ (ˈdʒɔːndɪs) /

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) adverselyjealousy 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for jaundice

jaundice
[ jôndĭs ]

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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Cultural definitions for jaundice

jaundice
[ (jawn-dis) ]

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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