livor mortis

[ lahy-vawr mawr-tis, -ver ]

  1. 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.

Origin of livor mortis

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

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