icteric

icteric

[ik-ter-ik]
adjective Pathology.
pertaining to or affected with icterus; jaundiced.
Also, icterical.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin ictericus < Greek ikterikós, equivalent to íkter(os) jaundice + -ikos -ic

posticteric, adjective
subicteric, adjective
subicterical, adjective
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icterus (ˈɪktərəs)
 
n
1.  pathol another name for jaundice
2.  a yellowing of plant leaves, caused by excessive cold or moisture
 
[C18: from Latin: yellow bird, the sight of which reputedly cured jaundice, from Greek ikteros]
 
icteric
 
adj

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icteric ic·ter·ic (ĭk-těr'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to or affected with jaundice.

  2. Used to treat jaundice.

n.
A remedy for jaundice.
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