Definitions for: Jaundice


[n] a sharp and bitter manner
[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
[v] affect with, or as if with, jaundice
[v] distort adversely; "Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

Synonyms: acerbity, acrimony, bitterness, icterus

See Also: affect, deform, disagreeableness, distort, hyperbilirubinemia, icterus neonatorum, jaundice of the newborn, kernicterus, physiological jaundice of the newborn, strain, symptom




Famous Quotes Containing Jaundice:


Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

-- John Dryden (English Poet)


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