sanguinolent

[ sang-gwin-l-uhnt ]
/ sæŋˈgwɪn l ənt /

adjective

of or relating to blood.
containing or tinged with blood; bloody.

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Origin of sanguinolent

1400–50; <Latin sanguinolentus, equivalent to sanguin- stem of sanguis blood + -olentus earlier form of -ulentus-ulent

OTHER WORDS FROM sanguinolent

san·guin·o·len·cy, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for sanguinolent

  • Dysentery is a flux of the bowels with a sanguinolent discharge and excoriation of the intestines.

    Gilbertus Anglicus|Henry Ebenezer Handerson
  • Diarrhoea is a simple flux of the bowels, without either the sanguinolent discharges or the intestinal excoriation.

    Gilbertus Anglicus|Henry Ebenezer Handerson
  • The intestinal contents in such cases were not colorless, but consisted of a sanguinolent, ichorous, putrid fluid.

British Dictionary definitions for sanguinolent

sanguinolent
/ (sæŋˈɡwɪnələnt) /

adjective

containing, tinged with, or mixed with blood

Derived forms of sanguinolent

sanguinolency, noun

Word Origin for sanguinolent

C15: from Latin sanguinolentus, from sanguis blood
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Medical definitions for sanguinolent

sanguinolent
[ săng-gwĭnə-lənt ]

adj.

Mixed or tinged with blood.
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