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    Hi there!
    Does anybody know the technical term (probably of latin origin) that doctors use when your skin turns blue? (When extremely cold...)
    Thanks for your help!

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    ¿Will 'cianótico' or 'amoratado' fit your text? It is usually used in medicine when skin turns blue with cold.

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    Eulalia

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    There's no special term that I know of, at least in English.

    I thought cianótico was used when you are turning blue due to lack of oxygen, but not cold. Amoratado might work better, but I would say just "pale/bluish/gray".

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    Verónica:

    Your are quite right. I goofed. Cyanosis refers to slighty bluish colour of the skin due to pressure of abnormal amounts of reduced hemoglobin en the blood

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    Eulalia

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    Hola.
    Cyanotic o cianótico actually refers to decreased oxygenation of hemoglobin in the blood. One could have a normal hemoglobin but still be cyanotic.
    En cuanto a la pregunta original...me parece que "amoratado(a) del frío" sería perfecto.
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    The word we use here is "morado" for bluish, when someone is cold, his lips/skin are "morados" (although morado is purple) "amoratado" is used to refer to the fact that the person has a lot of bruises...
    Maybe it depends on the country???
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