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 +A bluish color of the [[skin]] and the mucous membranes due to insufficient oxygen in the [[blood]]. For example, the lips may show cyanosis. Cyanosis can be evident at birth, as in a "blue baby" who has a [[heart]] malformation that permits blood that is not fully oxygenated to enter the arterial circulation. Cyanosis can also appear at any time later in life.
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 +The word "​cyanosis"​ comes from the Greek "​cyanos"​ meaning dark blue.
  
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