cyanosis


cy·a·no·sis

noun \ˌsī-ə-ˈnō-səs\

Definition of CYANOSIS

:  a bluish or purplish discoloration (as of skin) due to deficient oxygenation of the blood
cy·a·not·ic \-ˈnä-tik\ adjective

Origin of CYANOSIS

New Latin, from Greek kyanōsis dark blue color, from kyanos
First Known Use: 1834

cy·a·no·sis

noun \ˌsī-ə-ˈnō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cy·a·no·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of CYANOSIS

: a bluish or purplish discoloration (as of skin) due to deficient oxygenation of the blood
cy·a·not·ic \-ˈnät-ik\ adjective

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