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Related to lividity: rigor mortis


1. Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue.
2. Ashen or pallid: a face livid with shock.
3. Extremely angry; furious.

[Middle English livide, from Old French, from Latin līvidus, from līvēre, to be bluish; see sleiə- in Indo-European roots.]

li·vid′i·ty, liv′id·ness n.
liv′id·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lividity - a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored
fury, rage, madness - a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"
2.lividity - unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)lividity - unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
complexion, skin color, skin colour - the coloring of a person's face
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n. lividez, descoloración que resulta de la gravitación de sangre;
post mortem ______ cadavérica.
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Moreover, Case said, the post-morten lividity, or the settling of blood in the body after death, indicated Hrisco had been dead awhile and was facedown.
Although the lividity (pattern of post-mortem bruising) on Valin's body suggested she had died in a classic sleeping position, lying on her front with her legs bent to the side, Smith testified that she had died "on her knees with her rectum in the air".
Examined a male cadaver in a state of post-mortem lividity wearing gray shirt and white short pants, read the first paragraph of the postmortem examination report of the Rural Health Unit of Palapag.
d) The real death (with the appearance of specific signs: cooling, dehydration, cadaveric lividity, and lately putrefaction).
In a letter to Welch in response to Ludwig's lividity, Tucker said the defendants "have incurred hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs" in attempting to comply with discovery orders.
It contains 13 chapters that describe errors in estimating the time since death; early work in the field; supravitality in tissues; rigor mortis; postmortem lividity; postmortem body cooling and temperature-based methods; autolysis, putrefactive changes, and postmortem chemistry; gastric contents; and practical casework.