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cyanosis

[ sahy-uh-noh-sis ]
/ ˌsaɪ əˈnoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
blueness or lividness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.
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Origin of cyanosis

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cyanosis

cy·a·not·ic [sahy-uh-not-ik], /ˌsaɪ əˈnɒt ɪk/, adjectivehy·per·cy·a·no·sis, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cyanosis

cyanosis
/ (ˌsaɪəˈnəʊsɪs) /

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

Derived forms of cyanosis

cyanotic (ˌsaɪəˈnɒtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for cyanosis

cyanosis
[ sī′ə-nōsĭs ]

n.
A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.

Other words from cyanosis

cy′a•notic (-nŏtĭk) adj.
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