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noun Pathology.

an infant born with cyanosis resulting from a congenital heart or lung defect.

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Origin of blue baby

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for blue baby

blue baby

noun

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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Medical definitions for blue baby

blue baby
[ blōō ]

n.

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