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
bitterness, acrimony, acerbity, jaundice, tartness, thorniness(verb)
a rough and bitter manner
"Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment"
affect with, or as if with, jaundice
A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the feces, constipation, queasiness, 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. Other causes include increased hemolysis and any liver disease. The discoloration is caused by accumulation of bilirubin in the body; bilirubin is normally excreted in bile to give feces their normal yellow-brown coloration.
To affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to prejudice.
Origin: From jaundis, jaunis, from jaunisse, from jaune + -isse. jaune, from jalne, from galbinus, from galbus.
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
to affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to prejudice
Origin: [OE. jaunis, F. jaunisse, fr. jaune yellow, orig. jalne, fr. L. galbinus yellowish, fr. galbus yellow.]
Jaundice is a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes over the sclerae, and other mucous membranes caused by hyperbilirubinemia. This hyperbilirubinemia subsequently causes increased levels of bilirubin in the extracellular fluid. Concentration of bilirubin in blood plasma is normally below 1.2 mg/dL. A concentration higher than 2.5 mg/dL leads to jaundice. The term jaundice comes from the French word jaune, meaning yellow. Jaundice is often seen in liver disease such as hepatitis or liver cancer. It may also indicate leptospirosis or obstruction of the biliary tract, for example by gallstones or pancreatic cancer, or less commonly be congenital in origin. Yellow discoloration of the skin, especially on the palms and the soles, but not of the sclera and mucous membranes is due to carotenemia—a harmless condition important to differentiate from jaundice.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jän′dis, n. a disease, characterised by a yellowness of the eyes, skin, &c., caused by bile.—adj. Jaun′diced, affected with jaundice: prejudiced. [Fr. jaunisse, from jaune, yellow—L. galbinus, yellowish, galbus, yellow.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A clinical manifestation of HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA, characterized by the yellowish staining of the SKIN; MUCOUS MEMBRANE; and SCLERA. Clinical jaundice usually is a sign of LIVER dysfunction.
The numerical value of jaundice in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of jaundice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- صفار, يرقانArabic
- Ikterus, GelbsuchtGerman
- keltatauti, ikterus, keltaisuusFinnish
- jaunisse, en faire une jaunisseFrench
- ittero, itteriziaItalian
- GielzechtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- geelzucht, groen en geel worden van nijd of afgunst overDutch
- icter, gălbinare, gălbenareRomanian
- žutica, жутицаSerbo-Croatian
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