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sanguinolent

[sang-gwin-l-uh nt] /sæŋˈgwɪn l ənt/
adjective
1.
of or relating to blood.
2.
containing or tinged with blood; bloody.
Origin of sanguinolent
1400-1450
1400-50; < Latin sanguinolentus, equivalent to sanguin- stem of sanguis blood + -olentus earlier form of -ulentus -ulent
Related forms
sanguinolency, noun
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Examples from the Web for sanguinolent
Historical Examples
  • The intestinal contents in such cases were not colorless, but consisted of a sanguinolent, ichorous, putrid fluid.

  • Dysentery is a flux of the bowels with a sanguinolent discharge and excoriation of the intestines.

    Gilbertus Anglicus

    Henry Ebenezer Handerson
  • Diarrhoea is a simple flux of the bowels, without either the sanguinolent discharges or the intestinal excoriation.

    Gilbertus Anglicus

    Henry Ebenezer Handerson
British Dictionary definitions for sanguinolent

sanguinolent

/sæŋˈɡwɪnələnt/
adjective
1.
containing, tinged with, or mixed with blood
Derived Forms
sanguinolency, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin sanguinolentus, from sanguis blood
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sanguinolent in Medicine

sanguinolent san·guin·o·lent (sāng-gwĭn'ə-lənt)
adj.
Mixed or tinged with blood.

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