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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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.