cruentation

noun cru·en·ta·tion \ˌkrüˌen‧ˈtāshən, -üən-\

Definition of cruentation

plural

-s

  1. :  the oozing of blood from a corpse after incision or according to superstitious belief in the presence of the murderer

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Origin and Etymology of cruentation

Late Latin cruentation-, cruentatio staining with blood, from Latin cruentatus (past participle of cruentare to make bloody, from cruentus bloody) + -ion-, -io -ion; akin to Latin cruor blood


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