Livor Mortis: Definition & Significance


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What does livor mortis mean?

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1. What is another name for livor mortis?

2. What is lividity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Livor mortis is the pooling of blood, depending on the position of death, that occurs after blood cells break down. Use this interactive quiz and printable worksheet to test your knowledge. You will need to know the translation of livor mortis, as well as varied information for lividity to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Meaning of livor mortis
  • The occurrence of lividity
  • The appearance of lividity
  • Information gleaned from examining lividity

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced by students:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of lividity
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about livor mortis
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding the occurrence and appearance of lividity and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

To learn more about livor mortis, review the accompanying lesson. Objectives covered include:

  • Define livor mortis
  • Review information gained through the examination of livor mortis
  • Understand how or why livor mortis appears
  • Know who environmental factors affect lividity