noun Pathology.

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

Origin of cyanosis

1825–35; < New Latin < Greek kyánōsis dark-blue color. See cyan-1, -osis
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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pathol a bluish-purple discoloration of skin and mucous membranes usually resulting from a deficiency of oxygen in the blood
Derived Formscyanotic (ˌsaɪəˈnɒtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for cyanotic

1833, from comb. form of root of cyanosis + -ic.



"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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cyanotic in Medicine




A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
Related formscy′a•notic (-nŏtĭk) adj.
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