Jaundice Definition

jôndĭs, jän-
jaundiced, jaundices, jaundicing
A condition in which the eyeballs, the skin, and the urine become abnormally yellowish as a result of increased amounts of bile pigments in the blood.
Webster's New World
A disease causing this condition, as hepatitis.
Webster's New World
A bitter or prejudiced state of mind, caused by jealousy, envy, etc.
Webster's New World
To cause to have jaundice.
Webster's New World
To affect with the negativity or bitterness of jaundice.
American Heritage
To make bitter or prejudiced through jealousy, envy, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Jaundice

  • From Middle English jaundis, jaunis, from Middle French jaunisse, from jaune (“yellow”) + -isse (“-ice, '-ness'”). Jaune, from Old French jalne, from Latin galbinus (“yellowish”), from galbus (“yellow”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English jaundis, jaunis from Old French jaunice yellowness, jaundice from jaune, jalne yellow from Latin galbinus yellowish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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