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Meaning of CYANOSIS

Pronunciation:  `sIu'nowsis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)
 

CYANOSIS is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: acrocyanosis, carbon monoxide poisoning, Raynaud's sign, symptom

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cy`a*no"sis\ (s?`?-n?"s?s), n. [NL. See {Cyanic}.]
(Med.)
A condition in which, from insufficient a[eum]ration of the
blood, the surface of the body becomes blue. See
{Cyanopathy}.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: bluish color in the skin due to insufficient oxygen levels in the blood.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A bluish or purplish coloring of the skin, nails and mucuous membranes caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood. This occurs when more than 50 g/L of hemoglobin in the blood becomes deoxygenated.
 
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