hematoma

noun

he·​ma·​to·​ma ˌhē-mə-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce hematoma (audio)
plural hematomas also hematomata ˌhē-mə-ˈtō-mə-tə How to pronounce hematoma (audio)
: a mass of usually clotted blood that forms in a tissue, organ, or body space as a result of a broken blood vessel

Examples of hematoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The statement said the cause was acute subdural hematoma, a condition in which blood collects between the skull and brain. Kiuko Notoya, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2024 The studio said Toriyama died on March 1 due to acute subdural hematoma, a condition where blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain. USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2024 Bird Studio, the company Toriyama founded in 1983, announced on Thursday that the author and artist died on March 1 from acute subdural hematoma. Gene Park, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 The artist behind the long-running media franchise that popularized Japanese manga abroad, passed away on March 1 from an acute subdural hematoma, according to the statement. Ryotaro Nakamaru, Fortune Asia, 8 Mar. 2024 Akira Toriyama, one of the most influential manga creators of all time, died March 1 from an acute subdural hematoma. EW.com, 8 Mar. 2024 The prolific Japanese creator died on March 1 from an acute subdural hematoma, the official Dragon Ball website shared in a statement on Friday from Bird Studio, which Toriyama founded in the Eighties, and Capsule Corporation Tokyo. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 8 Mar. 2024 In an update shared on his website, the Dancing with the Stars judge revealed that his wife was diagnosed with a cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel and required an emergency craniectomy. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024 In an update shared on his website, Hough revealed that his wife was diagnosed with a cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel and required an emergency craniectomy. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 21 Dec. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hematoma was circa 1849

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“Hematoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematoma. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

hematoma

noun
he·​ma·​to·​ma
variants or chiefly British haematoma
plural hematomas also hematomata -mət-ə How to pronounce hematoma (audio)
: a mass of usually clotted blood that forms in a tissue, organ, or body space as a result of a broken blood vessel

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