cy·​a·​not·​ic | \ ˌsī-ə-ˈnä-tik How to pronounce cyanotic (audio) \

Definition of cyanotic

: marked by or causing a bluish or purplish discoloration (as of the skin and mucous membranes) due to deficient oxygenation of the blood : relating to or affected with cyanosis On arrival at the emergency room, the patient was cyanotic and unconscious with labored respirations at 40/min.— Dorwyn W. Croom … I turned back the sheet to find that his foot was becoming dangerously cyanotic.— Dorothy Still Danner cyanotic heart disease

First Known Use of cyanotic

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyanotic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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