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contrecoup

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French, from contre (Latin contra) + coup a blow.

NounEdit

contrecoup (plural contrecoups)

  1. (pathology) A bruising of the brain caused by a blow, appearing on the opposite side to that on which the blow was struck.

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