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) \

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

Examples of hematoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Obeng, general risks from any elective surgeries can include infection, scarring, nerve damage, a seroma [collection of fluid] and a hematoma [collection of blood]. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 1 Aug. 2022 The doctors would also discover a hematoma, a collection of blood outside the blood vessels, in my abdomen, then even more clots that had to be kept from traveling to my lungs. Serena Coady, SELF, 7 Apr. 2022 On Christmas Eve of 2017, Murphey fell ill and was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 The doctors would also discover a hematoma, a collection of blood outside the blood vessels, in my abdomen, then even more clots that had to be kept from traveling to my lungs. Serena Coady, SELF, 7 Apr. 2022 On March 19, 2009, actor Liam Neeson’s wife, Natasha Richardson – also an acclaimed actor – died from an epidural hematoma due to a blunt impact to the head after reportedly falling on a Canadian ski slope at age 45. Amy Mcgorry, Fox News, 10 Feb. 2022 His mom, Madeleine McHale, died from a subdural hematoma just as Ed was entering adolescence. Amaris Encinas, The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2022 The doctors would also discover a hematoma, a collection of blood outside the blood vessels, in my abdomen, then even more clots that had to be kept from traveling to my lungs. Serena Coady, SELF, 7 Apr. 2022 In 2010, Williams was diagnosed with blood clots in her lungs, and doctors discovered a hematoma in her abdomen. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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7 Aug 2022

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“Hematoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematoma. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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hematoma

noun
he·​ma·​to·​ma
variants: or chiefly British haematoma \ -​ˈtō-​mə How to pronounce hematoma (audio) \
plural hematomas also hematomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce hematoma (audio) \

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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