- of or relating to blood.
- containing or tinged with blood; bloody.
Origin of sanguinolent
1400–50; < Latin sanguinolentus, equivalent to sanguin- stem of sanguis blood + -olentus earlier form of -ulentus -ulent
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Examples from the Web for sanguinolent
The intestinal contents in such cases were not colorless, but consisted of a sanguinolent, ichorous, putrid fluid.
Dysentery is a flux of the bowels with a sanguinolent discharge and excoriation of the intestines.
Diarrhoea is a simple flux of the bowels, without either the sanguinolent discharges or the intestinal excoriation.
- containing, tinged with, or mixed with blood
C15: from Latin sanguinolentus, from sanguis blood
- Mixed or tinged with blood.