of or relating to blood.
containing or tinged with blood; bloody.
Origin of sanguinolent
1400–50;Related formssan·guin·o·len·cy, noun
< Latin sanguinolentus,
equivalent to sanguin-
stem of sanguis
blood + -olentus
earlier form of -ulentus -ulent
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Historical Examples of 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.
British Dictionary definitions for sanguinolent
Derived Formssanguinolency, noun
containing, tinged with, or mixed with blood
Word Origin for sanguinolent
C15: from Latin sanguinolentus, from sanguis blood
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Mixed or tinged with blood.
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