JAUNDICE, n. j`andis. A disease which is characterized by a suffusion of bile over the coats of the eye and the whole surface of the body, by which they are tinged with a yellow color. Hence its name.
JAUN'DICE, n. [Fr. jaunisse, from jaune, yellow. See Yellow.]
A disease, in its most common form, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin and urine; whiteness of the discharges from the intestines, uneasiness, referred to the region of the stomach; loss of appetite, and general languor and lassitude.
- A morbid condition, characterized by
yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the
fæces, 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
- To affect
with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to prejudice.