kernicterus

noun

ker·​nic·​ter·​us kər-ˈnik-tə-rəs How to pronounce kernicterus (audio)
: a condition marked by the deposit of bile pigments in the nuclei of the brain and spinal cord and by degeneration of nerve cells that occurs usually in infants as a part of the syndrome of erythroblastosis fetalis
kernicteric adjective

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“Kernicterus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/kernicterus. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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