lividity


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lividity

 [lĭ-vid´ĭ-te]
the quality of being livid; discoloration, as of dependent parts, by gravitation of blood.

li·vid·i·ty

(li-vid'i-tē),
The state of being livid.

lividity

[livid′itē]
Etymology: L, lividus, bluish
a tissue condition of being red or blue because of venous congestion, as in a contusion.

li·vid·i·ty

(li-vid'i-tē)
The state of being livid.

lividity (li·viˑ·di·tē),

n a condition in which tissues appear blue or red due to a congestion in the veins, as caused by a contusion.

lividity

the quality of being livid; discoloration, as of dependent parts, by gravitation of blood.
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It all locked in with Heretic: the rough Breton song, so like the stubby piano scores of the era's silent movies; the expressionist texture of Grahams punched poses, a lividity between gesture and sculpture; the simple cloth costumes sheathing intense abdominal power; the geometries drenched in aggression.
Breaking waves ride over each other reddened by the lividity of a fulminous sky, mount and collapse, as they wrest down a tall toppling ship not far out of landfall.
The eclectic wisdom compressed in the room is characteristic of forensics in general, its borrowing from the discordant world of science richly ecumenical: Were the signs of lividity consistent with the positioning of the body when it was found?
Similarly he, like others after him, used blue greasepaint in his portrayal of the monster,(71) not with the intention of creating a racial villain, but to suggest both the lividity of a corpse and a sinister Otherness.
There were indications that her body had been moved, according to court documents, in which police wrote she "had lividity inconsistent with the position of the body.