cyanoses

cyanosis

[sahy-uh-noh-sis]
noun Pathology.
blueness or lividness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin < Greek kyánōsis dark-blue color. See cyan-1, -osis

cyanotic [sahy-uh-not-ik] , adjective
hypercyanosis, noun
hypercyanotic, adjective
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cyanosis (ˌsaɪəˈnəʊsɪs)
 
n
pathol a bluish-purple discoloration of skin and mucous membranes usually resulting from a deficiency of oxygen in the blood
 
cyanotic
 
adj

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cyanosis
from Gk. kyanosis, from kyanos "dark blue color" (see cyan) + -osis.
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cyanosis cy·a·no·sis (sī'ə-nō'sĭs)
n.
A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.


cy'a·not'ic (-nŏt'ĭk) adj.
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