blue baby

noun
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of blue baby

: an infant with cyanosis usually from a congenital heart defect in which venous and arterial blood are mingled

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First Known Use of blue baby

1858

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BLUE BABY Defined for English Language Learners

blue baby

Definition of blue baby for English Language Learners

  • : a baby that has bluish skin usually because its heart is not working correctly


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blue baby

noun

medical Definition of blue baby

: an infant with a bluish tint usually from a congenital heart defect marked by mingling of venous and arterial blood

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