acrocyanosis

noun
ac·​ro·​cy·​a·​no·​sis | \ ˌak-rō-ˌsī-ə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce acrocyanosis (audio) \
plural acrocyanoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce acrocyanosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of acrocyanosis

: blueness or pallor of the extremities usually associated with pain and numbness and caused by vasomotor disturbances (as in Raynaud's disease) specifically : a disorder of the arterioles of the exposed parts of the hands and feet involving abnormal contraction of the arteriolar walls intensified by exposure to cold and resulting in bluish mottled skin, chilling, and sweating of the affected parts

Other Words from acrocyanosis

acrocyanotic \ -​ˈnät-​ik How to pronounce acrocyanosis (audio) \ adjective

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“Acrocyanosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acrocyanosis. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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