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Meaning of JAUNDICE

Pronunciation:  'jondis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sharp and bitter manner
  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
  3. [v]  affect with, or as if with, jaundice
  4. [v]  distort adversely; "Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment"

JAUNDICE is a 8 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: acerbity, acrimony, bitterness, icterus
 See Also: affect, deform, disagreeableness, distort, hyperbilirubinemia, icterus neonatorum, jaundice of the newborn, kernicterus, physiological jaundice of the newborn, strain, symptom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jaun"dice\ (?; 277), n. [OE. jaunis, F. jaunisse, fr.
    jaune yellow, orig. jalne, fr. L. galbinus yellowish, fr.
    galbus yellow.] (Med.)
    A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes,
    skin, and urine, whiteness of the f[ae]ces, constipation,
    uneasiness in the region of the stomach, loss of appetite,
    and general languor and lassitude. It is caused usually by
    obstruction of the biliary passages and consequent damming
    up, in the liver, of the bile, which is then absorbed into
    the blood.
    {Blue jaundice}. See {Cyanopathy}.
  2. \Jaun"dice\, v. t.
    To affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to
          The envy of wealth jaundiced his soul.   --Ld. Lytton.
Medical Dictionary
  1. Symptom of liver damage, bile obstruction or excessive red-blood-cell destruction. Jaundice is characterized by yellowing of the whites of the eyes, yellow skin, dark urine and light stool.
  2. Neonatal jaundice appearing the first month of life, of which by far the commonest cause is physiological immaturity of the liver, which metabolises bilirubin.
  3. Obstructive jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes (sclerae), caused by excessive amounts of the breakdown product bilirubin, because of blockage of the pathways draining bile from the liver.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have jaundice indicates you will have great good fortune after a period of temporary loss and embarrassment. Dreaming that others have jaundice means bothersome people and unpleasant companions.
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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