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jaundice

[jawn-dis, jahn-] /ˈdʒɔn dɪs, ˈdʒɑn-/
noun
1.
Also called icterus. Pathology. yellow discoloration of the skin, whites of the eyes, etc., due to an increase of bile pigments in the blood, often symptomatic of certain diseases, as hepatitis.
2.
3.
a state of feeling in which views are prejudiced or judgment is distorted, as by envy or resentment.
verb (used with object), jaundiced, jaundicing.
4.
to distort or prejudice, as by envy or resentment:
His social position jaundiced his view of things.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English jaundis < Old French jaunisse, equivalent to jaune yellow (< Latin galbinus greenish-yellow) + -isse -ice
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British Dictionary definitions for jaundice

jaundice

/ˈdʒɔːndɪs/
noun
1.
Also called icterus. yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes due to the abnormal presence of bile pigments in the blood, as in hepatitis
2.
a mental state of bitterness, jealousy, and ill humour resulting in distorted judgment
verb
3.
to distort (the judgment, etc) adversely: jealousy had jaundiced his mind
4.
to affect with or as if with jaundice
Derived Forms
jaundiced, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French jaunisse, from jaune yellow, from Latin galbinus yellowish, from galbus
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Word Origin and History for jaundice
n.

c.1300, jaunis, from Old French jaunice, earlier jalnice, "yellowness" (12c.), from jaune "yellow," from Latin galbinus "greenish yellow," probably from PIE *ghel- "yellow, green" (see Chloe).

With intrusive -d- (cf. gender, astound, thunder). Figurative meaning "feeling in which views are colored or distorted" first recorded 1620s, from yellow's association with bitterness and envy (see yellow). As a verb, from 1791, but usually in figurative use. Related: Jaundiced.

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jaundice in Medicine

jaundice jaun·dice (jôn'dĭs, jän'-)
n.
Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues, occurring as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile. Also called icterus.

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jaundice in Science
jaundice
  (jôn'dĭs)   
Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, or mucous membranes caused by the deposition of bile salts in these tissues, occurring as a sign of disorders that interfere with normal metabolism or transport of bile. Liver diseases such as hepatitis commonly cause jaundice.
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jaundice in Culture
jaundice [(jawn-dis)]

A condition in which the skin, the whites of the eye, and other tissues take on a yellowish color because of an excess of bile coloring in the blood.

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