blue baby

blue baby

noun Pathology.
an infant born with cyanosis resulting from a congenital heart or lung defect.

Origin:
1900–05

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blue baby
 
n
a baby born with a bluish tinge to the skin because of lack of oxygen in the blood, esp caused by a congenital defect of the heart

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blue baby n.
An infant born with cyanosis as a result of a congenital cardiac or pulmonary defect that causes incomplete oxygenation of the blood.

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