lividity


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to lividity: rigor mortis

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.

li·vid·i·ty

(li-vid'i-tē)
The state of being livid.
References in periodicals archive ?
Jason says Lividity features Caitiff Choir-like riffs with a rawer atmosphere.
Focusing on mortality ("To lie in cold obstruction and to rot"), Pig Iron's show is about flesh; thus the actors perform the entire show naked, with makeup providing lividity and autopsy stitches.
Lividity grounded in lived experiences of unjust treatment was granted official recognition--Paying the Price included numerous excerpts from submissions provided by victims of racial profiling--thereby buttressing the public image of the OHRC as a firm ally, and even a protector, of groups whose membership in Canadian society is perhaps more nominal than substantive.
Investigators normally will find postmortem lividity, or blood pooling, on the portion of the body or head lying on the bottom after drowning.
In a homicide case in which a pathologist relies on postmortem lividity to establish time of death, the jury needs to view the true color displayed by the lower regions of the cadaver.
Watching CSI has not only introduced me to new and interesting words (amylase, calvarium, epithelial, halothane, lividity, spalling--for definitions, see the CSI website at www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/main.shtml), it has also caused me to regret not taking biology in high school.