noun. type genus of the Icteridae.
- orchard oriole
- genus Icterus
- family Icteridae
- bird genus
- northern oriole
- Icterus galbula
noun. 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.
- jaundice of the newborn
- icterus neonatorum
- physiological jaundice of the newborn
Example sentences of the word icterus
1. Noun, singular or mass
Jaundice, in particular, also known as icterus, is often a hallmark sign of liver disease.