|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|
|3.||to distort (the judgment, etc) adversely: jealousy had jaundiced his mind|
|4.||to affect with or as if with jaundice|
|[C14: from Old French jaunisse, from jaune yellow, from Latin galbinus yellowish, from galbus]|
jaundice jaun·dice (jôn'dĭs, jän'-)
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.
|jaundice (jôn'dĭs) Pronunciation Key
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.