ecchymosis

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐκχύμωσις (ekkhumōsis), from ἐκχέω (ekkheō, I pour out), from ἐκ (ek, out) + χέω (kheō, I pour)

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ecchymosis (plural ecchymoses)

  1. A skin discoloration caused by bleeding underneath the skin; a bruise.
    • 1978, Benjamin Walker, Encyclopedia of Metaphysical Medicine, Routledge 1978, p. 273:
      A diseased condition of the skin has often been mistaken for stigmatic marks. Such, for instance, is ecchymosis, a discoloration of the skin due to the extravasation of subcutaneous blood.
  2. The leaking of blood into the tissues of the body as a result of a bruise.

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