Medical Dictionary

acrocyanosis

noun ac·ro·cy·a·no·sis \ˌak-rō-ˌsī-ə-ˈnō-səs\
plural ac·ro·cy·a·no·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of ACROCYANOSIS

:  blueness or pallor of the extremities usually associated with pain and numbness and caused by vasomotor disturbances (as in Raynaud's disease); specifically :  a disorder of the arterioles of the exposed parts of the hands and feet involving abnormal contraction of the arteriolar walls intensified by exposure to cold and resulting in bluish mottled skin, chilling, and sweating of the affected parts
ac·ro·cy·a·not·ic \-ˈnät-ik\ adjective
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears