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kernicterus

noun ker·nic·ter·us \ kər-ˈnik-tə-rəs \

medical Definition of kernicterus

: 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

play \-rik\ adjective

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