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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 anemia [syn: jaundice]
2 type genus of the Icteridae [syn: genus Icterus]

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  1. An excess of bile pigments in the blood; jaundice

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Icterus can mean:
icterus in Dutch: Icterus

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