icterus

noun
ic·​ter·​us | \ ˈik-tə-rəs How to pronounce icterus (audio) \

Definition of icterus

medical
: yellowish pigmentation of the skin, tissues, and body fluids caused by the deposition of bile pigments : jaundice The patient appeared very lethargic and mildly dehydrated with severe icterus.— Antonio Giuliano et al. The hemoglobin pigments released from the destroyed cells are picked up by the tissues, causing yellow jaundice (or icterus).— Robert M. Miller

First Known Use of icterus

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for icterus

New Latin, from Greek ikteros

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“Icterus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/icterus. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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icterus

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ic·​ter·​us | \ ˈik-tə-rəs How to pronounce icterus (audio) \

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