livor mortis

[ lahy-vawr -mawr-tis, -ver ]
/ ˈlaɪ vɔr ˈmɔr tɪs, -vər /

noun

Medicine/Medical. a bluish-purple discoloration of the skin on the dependent parts of a dead human body, caused by hypostasis, or accumulation of blood due to the action of gravity.

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Origin of livor mortis

<Latin livor ‘bluish-purple’ + mortis ‘of death’

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