- an infant born with cyanosis resulting from a congenital heart or lung defect.
Origin of blue baby
First recorded in 1900–05
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- 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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- 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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