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Meaning of "lividity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIVIDITY

lividity  [lɪˈvɪdɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIVIDITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lividity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LIVIDITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Livor mortis

Livor mortis, postmortem lividity, hypostasis or suggillation, is one of the signs of death. Livor mortis is a settling of the blood in the lower portion of the body, causing a purplish red discoloration of the skin. When the heart stops functioning and is no longer agitating the blood, heavy red blood cells sink through the serum by action of gravity. Livor mortis starts twenty minutes to three hours after death and is congealed in the capillaries in four to five hours. Maximum lividity occurs within 6–12 hours. The blood pools into the interstitial tissues of the body. The intensity of the color depends upon the amount of reduced hemoglobin in the blood. The discoloration does not occur in the areas of the body that are in contact with the ground or another object, in which capillaries are compressed. As the vessel walls become permeable due to decomposition, blood leaks through them and stains the tissue. This is the reason for fixation of hypostasis. Livor mortis in a corpse. Coroners can use the presence or absence of livor mortis as a means of determining an approximate time of death.

Definition of lividity in the English dictionary

The definition of lividity in the dictionary is the process by which the body's blood supply, after death, forms pools as a result of gravity, causing purplish discoloration.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIVIDITY


acidity
əˈsɪdɪtɪ
aridity
əˈrɪdɪtɪ
avidity
əˈvɪdɪtɪ
comorbidity
ˌkəʊmɔːˈbɪdɪtɪ
cupidity
kjuːˈpɪdɪtɪ
fervidity
fɜːˈvɪdɪtɪ
fluidity
fluːˈɪdɪtɪ
gravidity
ɡræˈvɪdɪtɪ
humidity
hjuːˈmɪdɪtɪ
hybridity
haɪˈbrɪdɪtɪ
intrepidity
ˌɪntrɪˈpɪdɪtɪ
invalidity
ˌɪnvəˈlɪdɪtɪ
liquidity
lɪˈkwɪdɪtɪ
morbidity
mɔːˈbɪdɪtɪ
perfervidity
ˌpɜːfəˈvɪdɪtɪ
rapidity
rəˈpɪdɪtɪ
rigidity
rɪˈdʒɪdɪtɪ
stupidity
stjuːˈpɪdɪtɪ
turbidity
tɜːˈbɪdɪtɪ
vividity
vɪˈvɪdɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIVIDITY

livid
lividly
lividness
living
living bandage
living conditions
living dead
living death
living expenses
living fossil
living history
living on borrowed time
living picture
living proof
living quarters
living room
living space
living standards
living wage
living will

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIVIDITY

absolute humidity
face validity
flaccidity
frigidity
hyperacidity
insipidity
modulus of rigidity
nudity
placidity
putridity
rancidity
relative humidity
solidity
specific humidity
superfluidity
timidity
torpidity
torridity
turgidity
validity
viscidity

Synonyms and antonyms of lividity in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «lividity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIVIDITY

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Translator English - Chinese

lividity
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lividez
570 millions of speakers

English

lividity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

lividity
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرمية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

синюшность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lividity
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

lividity
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lividité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lividiti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lividity
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

死斑
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시반
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lividity
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lividity
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கன்றல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बळकटी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

morluk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lividity
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zasinienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

синюшність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lividitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

lividity
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

doodsvlekking
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lividity
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lividity
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lividity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIVIDITY»

The term «lividity» is regularly used and occupies the 75.253 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lividity

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIVIDITY»

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Criminal Investigation
This causes a dark blue or purple discoloration of the body called postmortem lividity, or livor mortis. Lividity is cherry red or a strong pink if death has been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, and various other poisons give lividity other ...
Christine Hess Orthmann, Kären Hess, 2012
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Forensic Medicine: Clinical and Pathological Aspects
Table 9.2 Post mortem excitability of the iris after injection of different drugs Table 9.4 Post mortem lividity discoloration of the neck. Irregular pink areas in the face during the agonal period due to local stasis are called "Kirchhofrosen" (Table ...
Jason Payne-James, Anthony Busuttil, William S. Smock, 2003
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Forensic Medicine
The extent and time of appearance of lividity depend on the quantity of blood in circulation and the time upto which the blood remains fluid after death. In dismembered bodies and in deaths from severe bleeding, lividity may be limited in its ...
P.V. Guharaj, 2003
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Forensic Pathology for Police, Death Investigators, ...
The first to be described is livor mortis, or lividity. Another name for this is “ dependent hypostasis.” This finding represents the characteristic settling of blood , based on gravity, which occurs following death. During life, blood is constantly ...
Joseph A. Prahlow, 2010
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Forensic Taphonomy: The Postmortem Fate of Human Remains
Livor mortis (also called livor or lividity) refers to the gravitational pooling of blood in dependent parts which occurs after death. In other words, the blood pools on the down side of the body because it is no longer being circulated by the heart.
William D. Haglund, Marcella H. Sorg, 1996
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Guide to Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Slight lividity may appear shortly before death in individuals with terminal circulatory failure. Conversely, the development of lividity may be delayed in persons with chronic anaemia or massive terminal haemorrhage. After about 10- 12 hours ...
B. Jain, 2004
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Water-Related Death Investigation: Practical Methods and ...
This may assist one in approximating the time since death based on the fixed vs. nonfixed state of the lividity. If lividity has not fixed and the body is subsequently moved, it will reestablish itself, moving again to the dependent areas of the body.
Erica J. Armstrong, Kevin L. Erskine, 2010
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Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: Theory and Practice
Thus after 24 h (variable if there is anything that accelerates red blood cell death) , lividity cannot be eliminated by finger pressure. This gives some help in determining the time of death within a 24-h period. Lividity may not occur or may be very ...
Stuart H. James, Paul E. Kish, T. Paulette Sutton, 2005
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Criminal Investigation: Law and Practice
Post Mortem Lividity One of the most common characteristics of a dead body is the discoloration found on the lower parts of the body known as post mortem lividity. The discoloration is caused by blood settling to the lowest part of the body .
Michael F. Brown, 2001
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The Crime Scene: How Forensic Science Works
This is known as fixed lividity. Observation of fixed lividity patterns on the body may indicate that a body has been repositioned or that something has been removed from the scene that was pressing into the body. If lividity is not in the fixed ...
W. Mark Dale, Wendy S Becker, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIVIDITY»

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Q&A: Senses Fail Frontman, Warped Tour Veteran, on Coming Out …
And just when you're sure frontman Buddy Nielsen's temples might rocket out the sides of his head from lividity, the band slips effortlessly into a ... «fuse.tv, Jul 15»
2
Report: Woman had been dead several hours in CO gym steam room
She`s got signs of lividity all on the bottom half of her body." Club records indicate Akiko Belich arrived at the health club at 1:06 p.m. the day ... «19 Action News, Jul 15»
3
ATP: Peel Slowly and See – Day Three
Always a pleasure to hear 'Dauð hóra.' It makes me livid. Its lividity makes me want to smash a chair against large glass panes. Lightning Bolt. «IcelandReview, Jul 15»
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Hennepin County Medical Examiner Andrew Baker gives law …
... including the needle track marks underneath the skin of an addict, plaque-filled arteries, stiff bodies, lividity (the pooling of blood in the body ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jun 15»
5
Couple charged with 3-year-old girl's beating death
... quickly determined that she was dead, and possibly for some time, as her body was cold and showed post-mortem lividity, or whiteness. «Auburn Reporter, Jun 15»
6
Marilyn Monroe was unrecognizable with 'false breasts, hairy legs …
This condition is called lividity, and considering that many people die lying on their backs, the discoloration that occurs is seldom visible. «Financial Express, Jun 15»
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Marilyn Monroe had purple blotches on her face, her neck was …
This condition is called lividity, and considering that many people die lying on their backs, the discoloration that occurs is seldom visible. «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
8
Reggae in the Desert, Eddie Izzard and other stuff to do this week
... reason enough to attend, Spain's Cerebral Effusion and Finland's Inferia headline, along with notably brutal bands Disentomb and Lividity. «Las Vegas Weekly, Jun 15»
9
What's next for Rodney Reed?
Sgt. Gannon noticed evidence of decomposition pointing to a longer post-mortem interval and lividity patterns showing that the body had been ... «Socialist Worker Online, May 15»
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Man begins moving, breathing 45 minutes after being pronounced …
The police then called the Milwaukee fire department, and, when fire personnel arrived, "no lividity was noted, and he appeared very pale. «KTVU San Francisco, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lividity [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lividity>. May 2020 ».
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