he·ma·to·ma | \ˌhē-mə-ˈtō-mə \
plural hematomas also hematomata\ˌhē-mə-ˈtō-mə-tə \

Definition of hematoma 

: 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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Following the baby’s delivery, Williams had a number of health issues, including a pulmonary embolism and a hematoma, which led to her having multiple surgeries. Cady Lang, Time, "Serena Williams on Heading to the Wimbledon Final: 'It's Not Inevitable For Me to Be Playing Like This'," 12 July 2018 There, doctors treated him for a subdural hematoma, one of the deadliest of all head injuries, as well as cuts on his forehead that required 35 stitches to close. Ashley Welch, CBS News, "Fireworks display gone wrong nearly cost firefighter his vision," 29 June 2018 During the club's victory parade in Houston, Dauer suffered a brain bleed following a subdural hematoma. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Rich Dauer set to coach alongside Astros' A.J. Hinch during All-Star game," 13 June 2018 Medical staff told police Hines had suffered a subdural hematoma, a life-threatening condition that leads to bleeding between the outer layer and surface of the brain, KVUE reported. Scott Berson, star-telegram, "'Jealous' guy punched a man in a Chili's parking lot so hard he died of a brain bleed, Texas cops say," 2 July 2018 The fan did end up with a small hematoma in her eye, and bruises on her face. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Phillies Fan Hurt After Getting Shot in Face by Flying Hot Dog From Phanatic's Cannon," 20 June 2018 Molina, 35, suffered a traumatic hematoma after a foul tip hit him in the eighth inning against the Cubs in St. Louis. Nicole Poell, USA TODAY, "Cardinals' Yadier Molina, injured on foul tip to groin, returns home after surgery," 7 May 2018 Doctors found a large hematoma in her abdomen during surgery, and she was placed on bed rest for six weeks. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Serena Williams Reveals Her First Thought After Learning She Was Pregnant: 'How Am I Going to Play?'," 27 Mar. 2018 After his rookie season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, Lanier was diagnosed with subdural hematoma (bleeding of the brain). Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "NFL coaches see both challenge and opportunity in implementation of new helmet rule," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of hematoma

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hematoma

New Latin

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variants: or chiefly British haematoma \-ˈtō-mə \
plural hematomas also -mata\-mət-ə \

Medical Definition of hematoma 

: 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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