Blue belly | definition of blue belly by Medical dictionary
Periumbilical blue-black discoloration, which follows intraperitoneal haemorrhage by 24–48 hours and may be caused by ectopic pregnancy (described by T.S. Cullen in 1916), acute pancreatitis, ruptured triple A, and other causes of retroperitoneal or intraabdominal haemorrhage
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blue belly Cullen sign Periumbilical bluish discoloration due to intraperitoneal hemorrhage, seen in acute pancreatitis.
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They had to cut me out of her blue belly
, rip me free.
Copper coins are like blue belly
button fluff these days.
The airline unveiled two aircraft in San Francisco yesterday (18 February) featuring the new livery - a dark blue belly
, a bright white top and a large "United" emblazoned on the front sides of the aircraft.
It is the only member of the Sceloporus scalaris group that lacks blue belly patches.
-- Sceloporus chaneyi belongs to the Sceloporus scalaris species group, and differs from all other species within that group by the absence of blue belly patches and distinct bars or streaks of brown or black on the throat of males; dorsal blotches medially to the cream dorsolateral line coalesce and form a brown line from the rear of the head to or near the shoulder in both sexes.
If you're a male and want to convey romantic intentions, do five to nine pushups in a hurry and keep your scary blue belly
patch from showing.