Jaundice

  • 1 Jaundice — Jaun dice, v. t. To affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to prejudice. [1913 Webster] The envy of wealth jaundiced his soul. Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Jaundice — Jaun dice (?; 277), n. [OE. jaunis, F. jaunisse, fr. jaune yellow, orig. jalne, fr. L. galbinus yellowish, fr. galbus yellow.] (Med.) A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the f[ae]ces,… …

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  • 3 jaundice — [jôn′dis] n. [ME jaundis < OFr jaunisse < jaune, yellow < L galbinus, greenish yellow < galbus, yellow, prob. via Celt * galbos < IE base * ghel ,YELLOW] 1. a) a condition in which the eyeballs, the skin, and the urine become… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 jaundice — index bias, intolerance, predetermination, prejudice (influence) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 jaundice — (n.) c.1300, jaunis, from O.Fr. jaunice, earlier jalnice, yellowness (12c.), from jaune yellow, from L. galbinus greenish yellow, probably from PIE *ghel yellow, green (see CHLOE (Cf. Chloe)). With intrusive d (Cf. gender, astound, thunder …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 jaundice — ► NOUN 1) Medicine yellowing of the skin due to a bile disorder. 2) bitterness or resentment. DERIVATIVES jaundiced adjective. ORIGIN Old French jaunice yellowness …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Jaundice — Yellowing redirects here. For the plant disease, see lethal yellowing. For paper degradation, see foxing. Icterus and icteric redirect here. For the physiological event, see Ictal. For the songbird Icteria, see Yellow breasted Chat. Jaundice… …

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  • 8 Jaundice — Yellowish staining of the skin and sclerae (the whites of the eyes) by abnormally blood high levels of the bile pigment bilirubin. The yellowing extends to other tissues and body fluids. Jaundice was once called the morbus regius (the regal… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 jaundice — /jawn dis, jahn /, n., v., jaundiced, jaundicing. n. 1. Also called icterus. Pathol. 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 …

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  • 10 jaundice — n. a yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, indicating excess bilirubin (a bile pigment) in the blood. Jaundice is classified into three types. Obstructive jaundice occurs when bile made in the liver fails to reach the intestine due to… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 11 jaundice — [14] Jaundice is literally ‘yellowness’. The word came from Old French jaunice, which was a derivative of the adjective jaune ‘yellow’ (the d in the middle appeared towards the end of the 14th century). The derived adjective jaundiced [17]… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 12 jaundice — [14] Jaundice is literally ‘yellowness’. The word came from Old French jaunice, which was a derivative of the adjective jaune ‘yellow’ (the d in the middle appeared towards the end of the 14th century). The derived adjective jaundiced [17]… …

    Word origins

  • 13 jaundice — noun Etymology: Middle English jawnes, jaundis, from Anglo French jaunice, galniz, from jaune, gaune yellow, from Latin galbinus greenish yellow Date: 14th century 1. yellowish pigmentation of the skin, tissues, and body fluids caused by the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 jaundice — 1. noun /ˈdʒɔndɪs/ A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the feces, constipation, queasiness, loss of appetite, and general languor and lassitude. It is caused usually by …

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  • 15 jaundice — [[t]ʤɔ͟ːndɪs[/t]] N UNCOUNT Jaundice is an illness that makes your skin and eyes become yellow …

    English dictionary

  • 16 jaundice — n 1.Pathol. icterus, yellow jaundice, Biol. grasserie, yellowness. 2. prejudice, distorted judgment, prejudgment, preconception, preconceived judgment, prenotion; predisposition, presumption, foregone conclusion, fixed idea, Fr. idee fixe; bias,… …

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  • 17 jaundice — /ˈdʒɔndəs / (say jawnduhs) noun 1. Pathology a morbid bodily condition due to the presence of increased amounts of bile pigments in the blood, characterised by yellowness of the skin, the whites of the eyes, etc., by lassitude, and by loss of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 jaundice —    The presence of bilirubin deposits in the skin, whites of the eyes and mucosa. Bilirubin, the unrecycleable waste products of hemoglobin, are normally excreted in the bile, get carried down the intestinal tract and color our feces its usual… …

    Herbal-medical glossary

  • 19 jaundice — A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow, urine darkens, and the color of stool becomes lighter than normal. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not working properly or when a bile duct is blocked …

    English dictionary of cancer terms

  • 20 jaundice — n. & v. n. 1 Med. a condition with yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, often caused by obstruction of the bile duct or by liver disease. 2 disordered (esp. mental) vision. 3 envy. v.tr. 1 affect with jaundice. 2 (esp. as jaundiced adj.)… …

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