jaundice

[jaun┬Ědice]

Jaundice is a medical condition that causes a slight yellowing of the skin. Many newborn babies are diagnosed with slight jaundice and need to spend time in the sunlight every day for a few weeks.

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A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the f'91ces, 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.

Noun
a sharp and bitter manner

Noun
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

Verb
affect with, or as if with, jaundice

Verb
distort adversely; "Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment"


n.
A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the faeces, 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.

v. t.
To affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to prejudice.


Jaundice

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'91ces, 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.

Jaundice

Jaun"dice , v. t. To affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to prejudice.
The envy of wealth jaundiced his soul.

A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the f'91ces, 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.

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Usage Examples

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

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