Definition by Wordnik
- (noun) Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues. It occurs as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile. Also called icterus.
- (noun) A state or feeling of negativity or bitterness arising especially from envy or world-weariness.
- (verb-transitive) To affect with the discoloration of jaundice.
- (verb-transitive) To affect with the negativity or bitterness of jaundice. See Synonyms at bias.
Example by Wordnik
- He then became interested in jaundice, which is always associated with chloroform poisoning and injury to the liver. - George H. Whipple - Biography
- His doctor noticed immediately that Tom did look ill: his skin and the whites of his eyes had a yellowish hue this is called jaundice, and he had a swollen, distended abdomen. - DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK
- During pregnancy increased amounts of sex hormones are given off, while in jaundice the bile acids are retained in the body. - Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1950 - Presentation Speech
- This coloring, called jaundice, is related to bilirubin levels in her blood. - The Official Lamaze® Guide
- He's got jaundice, which is common and not serious. - MORE FROM GINNY BATES: LESBIANS HAVING BABIES