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[sahy-uh-noh-sis] /ˌsaɪ əˈnoʊ sɪs/

noun, Pathology.
blueness or lividness of the skin, as from imperfectly oxygenated blood.
(pathol) a bluish-purple discoloration of skin and mucous membranes usually resulting from a deficiency of oxygen in the blood

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

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

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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