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erythrocyanosis

Pronunciation: e-rith'ro-si'a-no'sis

Definition: A condition seen in girls and young women in which exposure of the limbs to cold causes them to become swollen and dusky red; it results from direct exposure to cold, but not freezing, temperatures.

[erythro- + G. kyanos, blue, + -osis, condition]

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