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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.
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


n. lividez, descoloración que resulta de la gravitación de sangre;
post mortem ______ cadavérica.
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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.
Postmortem lividity glove and stocking type was found in 29 cases of hanging.
Still, in many scenarios, we still think as Dull did, that CPR should be initiated in all patients with signs of cardiac arrest unless there are obvious signs of prolonged cardiac arrest, such as decomposition or lividity.