[ ak-roh-sahy-uh-noh-sis ]
/ ˌæk roʊˌsaɪ əˈnoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

cyanosis of the extremities, characterized by blueness and coldness of the fingers and toes.

Origin of acrocyanosis

From New Latin; see origin at acro-, cyanosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for acrocyanosis


/ (ˌækrəʊˌsaɪəˈnəʊsɪs) /


cyanosis of the hands and feet due to poor circulation of the blood
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Medicine definitions for acrocyanosis


[ ăk′rō-sī′ə-nōsĭs ]


A circulatory disorder in which the hands, and less commonly the feet, are persistently cold, blue, and sweaty.

Related forms

ac′ro•cy′a•notic (-nŏtĭk) adj.
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