from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See jaundice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An excess of bile pigments in the blood; jaundice

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The jaundice.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


New Latin, from Greek ikteros.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἴκτερος (ikteros, "jaundice") (Wiktionary)



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