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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
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British Dictionary definitions for hypercyanotic

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
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Word Origin and History for hypercyanotic

cyanosis

n.

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

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hypercyanotic 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.

hypercyanotic hy·per·cy·a·not·ic (hī'pər-sī'ə-nŏt'ĭk)
adj.
Characterized by extreme cyanosis.

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