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cyanosis

[ sahy-uh-noh-sis ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. blueness or lividness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.


cyanosis

/ ˌsaɪəˈnɒtɪk; ˌsaɪəˈnəʊsɪs /

noun

  1. pathol a bluish-purple discoloration of skin and mucous membranes usually resulting from a deficiency of oxygen in the blood


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Derived Forms

  • cyanotic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • cy·a·not·ic [sahy-, uh, -, not, -ik], adjective
  • hy·per·cy·a·no·sis noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyanosis1

First recorded in 1825–35; from New Latin, from Greek kyánōsis “dark-blue color”; cyan- 1, -osis
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Example Sentences

Still, we have patients in the state, as far as cyanosis and agonal type respiration, who are resuscitatable.

His eyes were opened and somewhat exophthalmic and color was greatly suffused, cyanotic—a purplish cyanosis.

That's not a lay term either, but when the patient is in oxygen need or oxygen want, cyanosis would be apparent.

The toxæmia is profound, and the face and lips assume a characteristic cyanosis.

Pressure over the skin does not cause the colour to disappear as in ordinary cyanosis.

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