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Meaning of ICTERUS

Pronunciation:  'ikturus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  type genus of the Icteridae
  2. [n]  yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia

ICTERUS is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: genus Icterus, jaundice
 See Also: bird genus, family Icteridae, hyperbilirubinemia, Icteridae, Icterus galbula, icterus neonatorum, Icterus spurius, jaundice of the newborn, kernicterus, northern oriole, orchard oriole, physiological jaundice of the newborn, symptom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ic"te*rus\, n. [NL. See {Icteric}, a.] (Med.)
The jaundice.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Yellowing of the skin and eyes due to excessive bilirubins (bile pigments) in the blood; it is often a major symptom of hepatitis. Jaundice becomes recognizable when the total amount of blood bilirubins is greater than 50 umols per liter.
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