American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See jaundice.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The jaundice.
- n. In botany, a yellow appearance assumed by wheat and some other plants under the influence of prolonged exposure to moisture and cold.
- n. [capitalized] In ornithology, a Brissonian (1760) genus of birds, approximately equivalent to the modern family Icteridæ; subsequently used with various limitations, or as conterminous with the subfamily Icterinæ; now restricted to the American orioles or hangnests, such as the Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula. The type is technically considered to be the troopial, Oriolus icterus (Linnæus), now called Icterus vulgaris. See cut under troopial.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of mammals.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The jaundice.
- n. 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
- n. type genus of the Icteridae
- From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἴκτερος (ikteros, "jaundice") (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Greek ikteros. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“S scleral icterus - yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes (the sclera).”
“I icterus - yellowness of the whites of the eyes (sclera). immune system - the collection of cells and organs that together act to fight infection.”
“Acute hepatitis is often suspected and testing done because of the appearance of symptoms such as fever, loss of appetite, and nausea, often accompanied by dark urine, pale stools, and yellow discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice or icterus).”
“· Associated icterus and renal signs (oliguria ...) indicates yellow fever, leptospirosis ...”
“Theres a peasant here; hes suffering from icterus. ”
“Yes, a chronic and very obstinate case of icterus.”
“Navigius, Augustin's brother, an excellent man of whom we know nothing save that he had a bad liver -- the icterus of the African colonist -- and that on this account he abstained from sweetmeats.”
“Besides, she has other chapters on nervous affections, on icterus, on fevers, on intestinal worms, on infections due to swamp exhalations, on dysentery, and a number of forms of pulmonary diseases.”
“The principal symptom is hematogenous icterus with cyanosis, -- the urine contains blood and blood-coloring matter.”
“Gout, icterus, and even cholera (Drasch and Porker) have their own odors.”
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