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  • adj. Afflicted with cyanosis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to cyanosis; affected with cyanosis; ; having the hue caused by cyanosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling cyanosis; affected with cyanosis.


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  • My feet, my legs are blue, or they like to call it cyanotic, which is like a purple tinge.

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  • Just 11 minutes later Arthur was being examined by a top heart specialist who revealed that the baby, now a month old, was suffering from a conditions known as cyanotic heart defect, and Transposition of the Great Arteries or TGA.

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  • Whereby the excessive use of blue in the icing will render all the persons 'cyanotic' upon ingestion - perhaps permanently.

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  • Thomas Spray, MD: The so called Blalock-Taussig shunt, which was one of the first operations devised for children with cyanotic congenital heart disease, that is patients who were blue.

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  • First balloon catheter (Rashkind catheter) used for treatment of infants with cyanotic heart defects.

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  • Test for cyanotic bruising when dried - MOST mushrooms (not all!) which contain psilocybin will generally have a grey-blue bruising on the stalk and cap.

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  • If I were Palin I would not hold my breath until 2012 for fear I might turn cyanotic.

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  • They take the blue man out on a stretcher, stiff in cyanotic repose until the paramedics shake him.

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  • Everything about the man was familiar—the lean curve of his back, the wild tangle of his dark hair, and the way that blue fire sprang from his fingertips like darting cyanotic fireflies.

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  • Lela is my personal technology expert, provided free by Linksys, and despite being a bit cyanotic, she's kind of hot.

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  • Maybe what they had was in-blue-enza.

    February 14, 2009

  • "Earlier some physicians had insisted that the disease was not influenza because it was too mild. Now others also began to doubt that this disease was influenza—but this time because it seemed too deadly. Lack of oxygen was sometimes so severe that victims were becoming cyanotic—part or all of their bodies were turning blue, occasionally a very dark blue."

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