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[ik-ter-uh s] /ˈɪk tər əs/

noun, Pathology.
(def 1).
(pathol) another name for jaundice
a yellowing of plant leaves, caused by excessive cold or moisture

1706, medical Latin, from Greek ikteros “jaundice,” also the name of a yellowish bird the sight of which was supposed, by sympathetic magic, to cure jaundice. As a zoological genus, from 1713.

icterus ic·ter·us (ĭk’tər-əs)
See jaundice.


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