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Jaundice is a medical condition that causes a slight yellowing

of the skin. Many newborn babies are diagnosed with slight
jaundice and need to spend time in the sunlight every day for
a few weeks.
A patient with jaundice looks a little yellow, a condition that's caused by excess pigmentation due to
de២�ciencies in the liver or bile duct. One common medical cause of jaundice is hepatitis, a liver condition.
Another meaning of jaundice is the distortion of opinions due especially to envy or resentment: "I hope
my winning another acting award won't jaundice your feelings about being in plays." The Latin root is
galbinus, "greenish yellow," a color once associated with bitterness and envy.

Primary Meanings of Word Family

jaundice jaundice jaundiced

the "jaundice" family

1. n v yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes

caused by an accumulation of bile pigment Usage Examples
(bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of
gallstones or liver infection or anemia
As a retired secondary teacher and active historian, I
2. n v a rough and bitter manner view this particular election cycle with a jaundiced eye.
New York Times Oct 18, 2016

Full De៯�nitions of The drama o៌�ers a jaundiced view of American politics

jaundice that plays well in a country long suspicious of U.S.

Seattle Times Oct 12, 2016

Symptoms can include fatigue, pain in the upper
n yellowing of the skin and the whites of abdomen or unexplained jaundice; however, they tend
the eyes caused by an accumulation to not be prevalent until the cancer is more advanced.
of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the US News Oct 4, 2016
blood; can be a symptom of
With that in mind, the students also have designed a
gallstones or liver infection or anemia
LED phototherapy light for treating jaundice in babies.
Washington Times Sep 23, 2016
Synonyms: icterus

Types: icterus neonatorum, jaundice of the

newborn, physiological jaundice of
the newborn
yellowish appearance in newborn infants;
usually subsides spontaneously

an abnormal accumulation of bile pigment
in the brain and other nerve tissue; causes
yellow staining and tissue damage

Type of: symptom

(medicine) any sensation or change in
bodily function that is experienced by a
patient and is associated with a particular

v a៌�ect with, or as if with, jaundice

Type of: a៌�ect

act physically on; have an e៛�ect upon

n a rough and bitter manner

Synonyms: acerbity, acrimony, bitterness,

tartness, thorniness

Type of: disagreeableness

an ill-tempered and o៛�ensive disposition

v distort adversely

“Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment”

Type of: deform, distort, strain

alter the shape of (something) by stress