- blueness or lividness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.
Origin of cyanosis
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- pathol a bluish-purple discoloration of skin and mucous membranes usually resulting from a deficiency of oxygen in the blood
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- Characterized by extreme cyanosis.
- A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
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