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A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
cy′a·not′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.
(Pathology) pathol a bluish-purple discoloration of skin and mucous membranes usually resulting from a deficiency of oxygen in the blood
cy•a•no•sis(ˌsaɪ əˈnoʊ sɪs)
blueness or lividness of the skin, caused by a deficiency of oxygen or defective hemoglobin in the blood.
cy`a•not′ic (-ˈnɒt ɪk) adj.
bluish discoloration of the skin caused by lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. Also cyanopathy. — cyanotic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||cyanosis - a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)|
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
acrocyanosis, Raynaud's sign - cyanosis of the extremities; can occur when a spasm of the blood vessels is caused by exposure to cold or by strong emotion
carbon monoxide poisoning - a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas; "carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin and displaces oxygen in the blood"