cyanosis cyanosis


  • (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)


  1. Adela's cough became worse, she was suffering from respiratory distress and her hands and feet were showing signs of cyanosis that is, they were turning blue.
  2. A bizarre symptom was the cyanosis of her hands and feet: it ended so abruptly at the wrists and ankles that she might have been wearing blue gloves and socks.
  3. Rats were poisoned by carbon monoxide to the point of cyanosis and respiratory convulsions.

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