Definition of icteric in US English:

icteric

adjective

Medicine
  • See icterus

    • ‘Only the icteric serum from control patients developed a color (clear pink) change at the end of the assay.’
    • ‘No specimens were hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic.’
    • ‘The postmortem examination revealed a slightly icteric liver with marked vascular abnormalities and an adenocarcinoma of the common hepatic duct.’
    • ‘Three months later, he was icteric and had a palpable liver edge, but splenomegaly, ascites, and other stigmata of chronic liver disease were absent.’
    • ‘Following the identification of an icteric infant, the maternal and preceding neonatal history are reviewed.’

Pronunciation

icteric

/ikˈterik//ɪkˈtɛrɪk/