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- 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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British Dictionary definitions for hypercyanotic
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 hypercyanotic
"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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hypercyanotic in Medicine
- Characterized by extreme cyanosis.
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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