blueness or lividness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.
Origin of cyanosis
1825–35;Related formscy·a·not·ic [sahy-uh-not-ik] /ˌsaɪ əˈnɒt ɪk/, adjectivehy·per·cy·a·no·sis, nounhy·per·cy·a·not·ic, adjective
< New Latin
< Greek kyánōsis
dark-blue color. See cyan-1
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Historical Examples of cyanotic
Cyanotic marks were seen on the arms, abdomen, back and neck.
Profuse sweating, a falling temperature and cyanotic mucous membranes indicate the approach of a fatal termination.
The cyanotic patches in the skin gradually faded away and the body became warmer.
After 10 minutes the patient was pulseless, without respiration, cyanotic, and cold.
His eyes were opened and somewhat exophthalmic and color was greatly suffused, cyanotic—a purplish cyanosis.
British Dictionary definitions for cyanotic
Derived Formscyanotic (ˌsaɪəˈnɒtɪk), adjective
pathol a bluish-purple discoloration of skin and mucous membranes usually resulting from a deficiency of oxygen in the blood
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Word Origin and History for cyanotic
"blue disease," the "blue jaundice" of the ancients, 1820, Medical Latin, from Greek kyanosis, from kyanos "dark blue color" (see cyan) + -osis.
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Related formscy′a•not′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.
A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
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