- 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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