jaun·dice (jôndĭs, jän-)
1. Yellowish discoloration of the whites of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by deposition of bile salts in these tissues. It occurs as a symptom of various diseases, such as hepatitis, that affect the processing of bile. Also called icterus.
2. A state or feeling of negativity or bitterness arising especially from envy or world-weariness.
tr.v. jaun·diced, jaun·dic·ing, jaun·dic·es
1. To affect with the discoloration of jaundice.
2. To affect with the negativity or bitterness of jaundice. See Synonyms at bias.
[Middle English jaundis, jaunis, from Old French jaunice, yellowness, jaundice, from jaune, jalne, yellow, from Latin galbinus, yellowish.]
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