jaundice


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 feces, 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.
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   Blue jaundice. See Cyanopathy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jaundice \Jaun"dice\, v. t.
   To affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to
   prejudice.
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         The envy of wealth jaundiced his soul.   --Ld. Lytton.
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