ecchymosis

noun ec·chy·mo·sis \ ˌe-ki-ˈmō-səs \

Definition of ecchymosis

plural ecchymoses play \ˌe-ki-ˈmō-ˌsēz\
:the escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels

ecchymotic

play \ˌe-ki-ˈmä-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ecchymosis

New Latin, from Greek ekchymōsis, from ekchymousthai to extravasate blood, from ex- + chymos juice — more at chyme


Medical Dictionary

ecchymosis

noun ec·chy·mo·sis \ ˌek-ə-ˈmō-səs \

medical Definition of ecchymosis

plural ecchymoses play \-ˌsēz\
: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

ecchymotic

play \-ˈmät-ik\ adjective

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