follow Dictionary.com

Submit your word to be a Word of the Day!

cyanosis

[sahy-uh-noh-sis] /ˌsaɪ əˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
blueness or lividness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Neo-Latin < Greek kyánōsis dark-blue color. See cyan-1, -osis
Related forms
cyanotic
[sahy-uh-not-ik] /ˌsaɪ əˈnɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
hypercyanosis, noun
hypercyanotic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for cyanosis
  • From veins in his arms and groins endless ribbons of blood, dark from the cyanosis, are pulled into tubes.
British Dictionary definitions for cyanosis

cyanosis

/ˌsaɪəˈnəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(pathol) a bluish-purple discoloration of skin and mucous membranes usually resulting from a deficiency of oxygen in the blood
Derived Forms
cyanotic (ˌsaɪəˈnɒtɪk) adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for cyanosis
n.

"blue disease," the "blue jaundice" of the ancients, 1820, Medical Latin, from Greek kyanosis, from kyanos "dark blue color" (see cyan) + -osis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
cyanosis in Medicine

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cyanosis

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cyanosis

13
14
Scrabble Words With Friends