icteric

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Etymology[edit]

From icterus (jaundice) +‎ -ic, or Latin ictericus.

Adjective[edit]

icteric (comparative more icteric, superlative most icteric)

  1. (medicine) Jaundiced (having icterus); having yellowing of the skin, mucous membranes of the sclerae of the eyes, or other parts of the body.
  2. Relating to jaundice.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Jaundiced is more commonly used than icteric.
  • Icteric should not be confused with ictal, a reference to a physiological state or event such as a seizure, stroke, or headache.

Noun[edit]

icteric (plural icterics)

  1. A medicine for jaundice.

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