postmortem livedo

n.

A purple coloration of the skin, except in areas of contact pressure, appearing within one half to two hours after death, as a result of gravitational movement of blood within the vessels.postmortem lividity

Nearby words

  1. postmodernism,
  2. postmodernist,
  3. postmortem,
  4. postmortem delivery,
  5. postmortem examination,
  6. postmortem rigidity,
  7. postmortem wart,
  8. postnasal,
  9. postnasal drip,
  10. postnatal


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