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ecchymosis

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noun ec·chy·mo·sis \ˌe-ki-ˈmō-səs\

Definition of ecchymosis

plural ec·chy·mo·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  the escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels

ec·chy·mot·ic play \-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


Medical Dictionary

ecchymosis

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noun ec·chy·mo·sis \ˌek-ə-ˈmō-səs\

Medical Definition of ecchymosis

plural ec·chy·mo·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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

  2. ec·chy·mot·ic \-ˈmät-ik\play adjective




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