contrecoup

noun
con·​tre·​coup | \ ˈkōn-trə-ˌkü How to pronounce contrecoup (audio) , ˈkän- How to pronounce contrecoup (audio) \

Medical Definition of contrecoup

: injury (as when the brain strikes the skull) occurring on the side of an organ opposite to the side on which a blow or impact is received — compare coup

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“Contrecoup.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/contrecoup. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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