Definition of cyanosis
: a bluish or purplish discoloration (as of skin) due to deficient oxygenation of the blood
cyanoticplay \ˌsī-ə-ˈnä-tik\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of cyanosis
New Latin, from Greek kyanōsis dark blue color, from kyanos
First Known Use: 1834See Words from the same year
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