lividity

noun
li·​vid·​i·​ty | \ li-ˈvi-də-tē How to pronounce lividity (audio) \

Definition of lividity

: the quality or state of being livid specifically : reddish- to bluish-purple discoloration of the skin due to the settling and pooling of blood following death If her body was contorted for four to five hours after death, Lee should have displayed some lividity on her side. — Cristina Everett

First Known Use of lividity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lividity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lividity. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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lividity

noun
li·​vid·​i·​ty | \ liv-ˈid-ət-ē How to pronounce lividity (audio) \
plural lividities

Medical Definition of lividity

: the condition of being livid postmortem lividity

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