Kernicterus definitions

(medicine) Damage to the brain centres of infants caused by increased levels of unconjugated-indirect bilirubin which is free (not bound to albumin).
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Origin of kernicterus

An adaptation of the German Kernikterus (from Kern (“nucleus”) +‎ Ikterus (“jaundice”); first attested in 1903), decapitalised and respelt after icterus.