Definition of icterus in English:

icterus

noun

Medicine
  • technical term for jaundice
    • ‘The main findings on physical examination were icteric sclerae and mild skin icterus as well as dark blood in the rectal ampulla.’
    • ‘The laboratory findings confirmed the icterus with a total bilirubin of 18.6 mg/dl (direct bilirubin 12.8 mg/dl).’
    • ‘Physical examination revealed normal growth and vital signs, no icterus, lymphadenopathy, ascites, splenomegaly, or other systemic abnormal findings.’
    • ‘Physical examination revealed scleral icterus and a markedly distended abdomen with hepatomegaly.’
    • ‘At autopsy, icterus and anasarca were present.’

Origin

Early 18th century: via Latin from Greek ikteros. The Latin term denoted jaundice, also a yellowish-green bird (the sight of which was thought to cure jaundice).

Pronunciation:

icterus

/ˈiktərəs/