erythrocyanosis e·ryth·ro·cy·a·no·sis (ĭ-rĭth’rō-sī’ə-nō’sĭs)
A condition caused by exposure to cold and characterized by swelling of the limbs and the appearance of irregular red-blue patches on the skin, occurring especially in girls and women.


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