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livor mortis

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

From Latin livor “bluish-purple” + mortis “of death”

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