American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See chlorosis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An anemic disease of young women, giving a greenish tinge to the complexion; chlorosis.
- n. chlorosis
- n. iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin
“She works at St. Veronica's hospital, lives nearby at the home of a Mrs. Quoad, a lady widowed long ago and since suffering a series of antiquated diseases-greensickness, tetter, kibes, purples, im-posthumes and almonds in the ears, most recently a touch of scurvy.”
“When a man is in the unsatisfied stages of love he must expect occasional attacks of greensickness, sullen passions intensified by unreasoning fear.”
“To these belong Bright's disease, which very often turns into pulmonary consumption, greensickness or chlorosis, anaemia, continued febrile diseases, severe chronic suppuration, chronic catarrh of the stomach, frequent pregnancies, childbed diseases.”
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