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cyanosis

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noun cy·a·no·sis \ˌsī-ə-ˈnō-səs\

Definition of cyanosis

  1. :  a bluish or purplish discoloration (as of skin) due to deficient oxygenation of the blood

cy·a·not·ic play \-ˈnä-tik\ adjective


Origin of cyanosis

New Latin, from Greek kyanōsis dark blue color, from kyanos


First Known Use: 1834


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cyanosis

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noun cy·a·no·sis \ˌsī-ə-ˈnō-səs\

Medical Definition of cyanosis

plural cy·a·no·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a bluish or purplish discoloration (as of skin) due to deficient oxygenation of the blood

  2. cy·a·not·ic \-ˈnät-ik\play adjective




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