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cyanosis

cy·a·no·sis

cyanosis

 
pronunciation:
saI no sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: the medical condition of bluish skin caused by lack of oxygen in the blood.
derivation: cyanotic (n.)
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The word cyanosis contains the following parts:
cyan, cyano Greek root that means blue
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-osis Greek noun-forming suffix that means condition (usually medical)
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The suffix -osis attaches to Greek roots. Many nouns ending in "-osis " have a corresponding adjective form ending in -otic (neurosis : neurotic).