noun Pathology.
blueness or lividness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.

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

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

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from Gk. kyanosis, from kyanos "dark blue color" (see cyan) + -osis.
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cyanosis cy·a·no·sis (sī'ə-nō'sĭs)
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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Example sentences
From veins in his arms and groins endless ribbons of blood, dark from the cyanosis, are pulled into tubes.
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