ecchymosis

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noun ec·chy·mo·sis \ˌe-ki-ˈmō-səs\

Definition of ecchymosis

plural

ecchymoses

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

ecchymotic

play \ˌe-ki-ˈmä-tik\ adjective

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

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noun ec·chy·mo·sis \ˌek-ə-ˈmō-səs\

Medical Definition of ecchymosis

plural

ecchymoses

\-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

ecchymotic

\-ˈmät-ik\play adjective

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