A disease of the fetus marked anatomically by a yellow staining of the peritoneum and pleura. [G. kirrhos, yellow (liver), + nosos, disease]

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cir·rhon·o·sus (sĭ-ronґə-səs) [Gr. kirrhos orange yellow + nosos disease] a fetal disease characterized by a golden-yellow staining of the pleura and peritoneum.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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