algor mortis


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al·gor mor·tis

 (ăl′gər môr′tĭs)
n.
The cooling of the body that follows death.

[Latin algor, coolness + Latin mortis, genitive of mors, death.]
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3 BLUENESS OF DEATH AND BECOMING STONE Pallor mortis, algor mortis, rigor mortis, and livor mortis translate to paleness of death, coldness of death, stiffness of death, and blueness of death--the first four stages of a breathless body.