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Noun: icterus  ik-tu-rus
  1. Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anaemia
    - jaundice
Noun: Icterus
  1. Type genus of the Icteridae
    - genus Icterus

Derived forms: icteruses

Type of: bird genus, symptom

Part of: family Icteridae, Icteridae

Encyclopedia: Icterus