icterus definition

  • noun:
    • See jaundice.
    • an excessive amount of bile pigments in the blood; jaundice
    • The jaundice.
    • The jaundice.
    • In botany, a yellow appearance believed by grain and some various other flowers consuming prolonged contact with moisture and cool.
    • [capitalized] In ornithology, a Brissonian (1760) genus of birds, approximately equivalent to the modern family Icteridæ; subsequently used with various limitations, or as conterminous with the subfamily Icterinæ; now restricted to the American orioles or hangnests, such as the Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula. The type is technically considered to be the troopial, Oriolus icterus (Linnæus), now called Icterus vulgaris. See cut under troopial.
    • [capitalized] A genus of animals.
    • yellowing of the skin together with whites of eyes caused by a build up of bile pigment (bilirubin) inside blood; may be an indicator of gallstones or liver illness or anemia
    • kind genus regarding the Icteridae

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