Definition of livor in US English:

livor

noun

  • Medicine and Pathology. Originally: †a bruise or other black and blue mark on the skin (obsolete). In later use: black and blue, bluish-grey, or purplish discoloration of the skin; specifically such discoloration occurring in the dependent parts of a dead body; an instance of this.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From classical Latin līvor bluish discoloration, envy, spite, malice from līvēre to be livid + -or.

Pronunciation

livor

/ˈlʌɪvɔː/