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CYANOSIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cyanosis mean? 

CYANOSIS (noun)
  The noun CYANOSIS has 1 sense:

1. a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)

  Familiarity information: CYANOSIS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CYANOSIS (noun)


Sense 1cyanosis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("cyanosis" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cyanosis"):

acrocyanosis; Raynaud's sign (cyanosis of the extremities; can occur when a spasm of the blood vessels is caused by exposure to cold or by strong emotion)

Holonyms ("cyanosis" is a part of...):

carbon monoxide poisoning (a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas)


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