cyanosis

noun
cy·a·no·sis | \ˌsī-ə-ˈnō-səs \

Definition of cyanosis 

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

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Other Words from cyanosis

cyanotic \ˌsī-ə-ˈnä-tik \ adjective

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The doctor’s diagnosis was spinal cyanosis, which came from all the rounds of combat fighting. George Diaz, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Pinklon Thomas rises up again after big fall, like true heavyweight champ," 23 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of cyanosis

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cyanosis

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

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The first known use of cyanosis was in 1834

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cyanosis

noun
cy·a·no·sis | \ˌsī-ə-ˈnō-səs \
plural cyanoses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of cyanosis 

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

Other Words from cyanosis

cyanotic \-ˈnät-ik \ adjective

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