ecchymosis


ec·chy·mo·sis

noun \ˌe-ki-ˈmō-səs\
plural ec·chy·mo·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of ECCHYMOSIS

:  the escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels
ec·chy·mot·ic \-ˈmä-tik\ adjective

Origin of ECCHYMOSIS

New Latin, from Greek ekchymōsis, from ekchymousthai to extravasate blood, from ex- + chymos juice — more at chyme
First Known Use: 1541

ec·chy·mo·sis

noun \ˌek-ə-ˈmō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ec·chy·mo·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ECCHYMOSIS

: the escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels marked by a livid black-and-blue or purple spot or area; also : the discoloration so caused
ec·chy·mot·ic \-ˈmät-ik\ adjective

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