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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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