Definitions for pallorˈpæl ər
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lividness, lividity, luridness, paleness, pallidness, pallor, wanness, achromasia(noun)
unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
Paleness; want of color; pallidity.
pallor of the complexion
Origin: From pallor, from palleo.
paleness; want of color; pallidity; as, pallor of the complexion
Origin: [L., fr. pallere to be or look pale. See Pale, a.]
Pallor is a reduced amount of oxyhaemoglobin in skin or mucous membrane, a pale color which can be caused by illness, emotional shock or stress, stimulant use, or anemia. Pallor is more evident on the face and palms. It can develop suddenly or gradually, depending on the cause. It is not usually clinically significant unless it is accompanied by a general pallor. It is distinguished from similar presentations such as hypopigmentation or simply a fair complexion.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A clinical manifestation consisting of an unnatural paleness of the skin.
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