Saturday, 27 October 2012

Entry: cyanosis (n.)

In context: "Her lips and cheek-points are the vague robin's-egg of cyanosis."

Definition: Blueness or lividness of the skin owing to the circulation of imperfectly oxygenated blood (esp. as caused by congenital malformation of the heart); blue disease, blue jaundice.

Other: Good or bad?

1851   S. Judd Margaret (1871) ii. ii. 193   His love for me produces a cyanosis.

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 512

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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