from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blue discolouration of the skin due to the circulation of blood low in oxygen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A condition in which, from insufficient aëration of the blood, the surface of the body becomes blue. See cyanopathy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a blue or more or less livid color of the surface of the body, due to imperfect circulation and oxygenation of the blood; the blue jaundice of the ancients.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)
From New Latin. See cyanic. (Wiktionary)