Definition of jaundice
1 : yellowish pigmentation of the skin, tissues, and body fluids caused by the deposition of bile pigments
2 : a disease or abnormal condition characterized by jaundice
3 : a state or attitude characterized by satiety, distaste, or hostility
Examples of jaundice in a Sentence
the jaundice in the eyes of the two feuding neighbors was enough to kill crabgrass
Recent Examples of jaundice from the Web
Lucy Moss found her daughter shackled to a hospital bed, her body bloated, her eyes yellow with jaundice.
TMZ previously reported that the Carter twins, a boy and a girl, were born premature and had been receiving treatment for jaundice.
TMZ previously reported that the Carter twins were born premature and had been receiving treatment for jaundice.
But regardless, jaundice is extremely common in infants—and not usually cause for serious concerns, says DeeAnne Jackson, MD, medical director for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Newborn Nursery.
Hepatitis C is a contagious disease that can range from mild to severe and causes fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice and other painful symptoms.
Symptoms can include fever, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, joint pain and jaundice.
From three to seven weeks after exposure anyone who has been exposed should watch for symptoms which can include fever, malaise, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal discomfort, dark-colored urine and jaundice.
Hepatitis C infections, which spread through blood or other bodily fluids, are usually silent for many years until the virus damages the liver enough to cause symptoms such as jaundice and fatigue.
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Origin and Etymology of jaundice
Middle English jawnes, jaundis, from Anglo-French jaunice, galniz, from jaune, gaune yellow, from Latin galbinus greenish yellow
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
JAUNDICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jaundice for English Language Learners
medical : a disease that causes a person's skin to turn yellow
Medical Definition of jaundice
1: a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, tissues, and certain body fluids caused by the deposition of bile pigments and especially bilirubin that follows interference with normal production and discharge of bile (as in certain liver diseases) or excessive breakdown of red blood cells (as after internal hemorrhage or in various hemolytic states)—called also icterus
2: any disease or abnormal condition (as hepatitis A or leptospirosis) that is characterized by jaundice—called also icterus
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