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livid

 [liv´id]
discolored, as from a contusion or bruise; black and blue.

liv·id

(liv'id),
Having a black and blue or a leaden or ashen color, as in discoloration from a contusion, congestion, or cyanosis.
[L. lividus, being black and blue]

livid

/liv·id/ (liv´id) discolored, as from a contusion or bruise; black and blue.

livid

(lĭv′ĭd)
adj.
1. Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue.
2. Ashen or pallid: a face livid with shock.

li·vid′i·ty, liv′id·ness n.
liv′id·ly adv.

livid

[liv′id]
Etymology: L, lividus, bluish
pertaining to an injury that is congested and has a bluish discoloration.

liv·id

(liv'id)
Having a black and blue or a leaden or ashy gray color, as in discoloration from a contusion, congestion, or cyanosis.
[L. lividus, being black and blue]

livid

Black or bluish-black discoloration from accumulation of free blood in the tissues. Bruised or ‘black-and-blue’. Post mortem lividity is the extensive bruising seen in the dependent areas of the body, indicating the position in the first 8–12 hours after death.

livid

discolored, as from a contusion or bruise; black and blue.
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