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

cyanotic

play \ˌsī-ə-ˈnä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cyanosis

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


First Known Use: 1834


Medical Dictionary

cyanosis

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noun cy·a·no·sis \ˌsī-ə-ˈnō-səs\

Medical Definition of cyanosis

plural

cyanoses

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

cyanotic

\-ˈnät-ik\play adjective


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