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livedo

 [lĭ-ve´do]
a discolored patch on the skin, usually associated with cold weather. adj., adj liv´edoid.
livedo racemo´sa (livedo reticula´ris) reddish blue, netlike mottling of the skin; it is exacerbated by exposure to cold.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

li·ve·do

(li-vē'dō), Do not confuse this word with libido.
A bluish discoloration of the skin, either in limited patches or general.
[L. lividness, fr. liveo, to be black and blue]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

li·ve·do

(li-vē'dō)
A bluish discoloration of the skin, either in limited patches or generalized.
[L. lividness, fr. liveo, to be black and blue]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Livedo racemosa Violaceous reticulated patch with larger branching pattern than livedo reticularis, often with asymmetric or "broken" net appearance; typically involves the trunk and proximal limbs; generally secondary to chronic disease; frequently painful; no hyperpigmentation.
Livedo racemosa: a striking dermatological sign for antiphospholipid syndrome.
Cutaneous clues suggestive of thrombosis in SLE patients include atrophie blanche, pseudo-Degos lesions, livedo racemosa, acral nonpalpable purpura or reticulate erythema, cutaneous necrosis, splinter hemorrhage, thrombophlebitis, and nailfold telangiectasias.
The minor criteria are livedo racemosa, hemorrhagic bullae, or hemorrhagic plaques.