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blue baby

noun, Pathology.
an infant born with cyanosis resulting from a congenital heart or lung defect.
Origin of blue baby
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Rarely, this opening never closes and we have what is called a "blue baby," which seldom lives very long.

    Herself E. B. Lowry
  • In eight cases out of ten their letters will tell us whether it's a pink or blue baby.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for blue baby

blue baby

a baby born with a bluish tinge to the skin because of lack of oxygen in the blood, esp caused by a congenital defect of the heart
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blue baby in Medicine

blue baby n.
An infant born with cyanosis as a result of a congenital cardiac or pulmonary defect that causes incomplete oxygenation of the blood.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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