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livor mortis

[lahy-vawr mawr-tis, -ver]
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noun
  1. Medicine/Medical. a bluish-purple discoloration of the skin on the dependent parts of a dead human body, caused by hypostasis, or accumulation of blood due to the action of gravity.

Origin of livor mortis

< Latin livor ‘bluish-purple’ + mortis ‘of death’
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