- a discoloration due to extravasation of blood, as in a bruise.
Origin of ecchymosis
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The muscles are friable and are covered with ecchymotic spots.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
Minute dots (speckled redness) are due to minute extravasations, and ecchymotic irregular patches are sometimes seen.
The stomach walls, however, were reddened and ecchymotic, and the mesenteric vessels were dilated.Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease
Albert Cornelius Crawford
The skin is generally yellow, sometimes quite intensely icteric, but seldom showing the ecchymotic extravasations of yellow fever.
- discoloration of the skin through bruising
C16: from New Latin, from Greek ekkhumōsis, from ekkhumousthai to pour out, from khumos juice
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- The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.
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