Jaundice meaning

jôndĭs, jän-
Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues. It occurs as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile.
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Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues. It occurs as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile.
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The definition of jaundice is a medical condition where your skin and the whites of your eyes turn yellow as a result of excess bilirubin pigment.

An example of jaundice is when you have liver disease or obstruction of the bile duct and your skin appears yellow.

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To affect with the discoloration of jaundice.
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To affect with the negativity or bitterness of jaundice.
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A bitter or prejudiced state of mind, caused by jealousy, envy, etc.
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To cause to have jaundice.
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To make bitter or prejudiced through jealousy, envy, etc.
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To affect with the discoloration of jaundice.
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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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(pathology) A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the feces, constipation, queasiness, 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. Other causes include increased hemolysis and any liver disease. The discoloration is caused by accumulation of bilirubin in the body; bilirubin is normally excreted in bile to give feces their normal yellow-brown coloration.
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To affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to prejudice.
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A state or feeling of negativity or bitterness arising especially from envy or world-weariness.
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Origin of jaundice

  • 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

  • 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