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jaundice


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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[ae]ces,  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jaundice  \Jaun"dice\,  v.  t. 
  To  affect  with  jaundice;  to  color  by  prejudice  or  envy;  to 
  prejudice. 
 
  The  envy  of  wealth  jaundiced  his  soul.  --Ld.  Lytton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jaundice 
  n  1:  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  [syn:  {icterus}] 
  2:  a  sharp  and  bitter  manner  [syn:  {bitterness},  {acrimony},  {acerbity}] 
  v  1:  distort  adversely:  "Jealousy  had  jaundiced  his  judgment" 
  2:  affect  with  or  as  if  with  jaundice 




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