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A purplish color assumed by the lowest-lying parts of a recently dead body due to the downward flow and pooling of blood under the influence of gravity.
postmortem livedo, postmortem lividity; cadaveric lividity
A purple coloration of dependent body parts, except in areas of contact pressure, appearing within one half to two hours after death, as a result of gravitational movement of blood within the vessels.
The coloration begins to form immediately after death and is usually perceptible within two hours following the cessation of the circulation of the blood in the body.