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hematoma

[hee-ma-toh-muh, hem-uh-]
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noun, plural he·ma·to·mas, he·ma·to·ma·ta [hee-ma-toh-muh-tuh, hem-uh-] /ˌhi mæˈtoʊ mə tə, ˌhɛm ə-/. Pathology.
  1. a circumscribed collection of blood, usually clotted, in a tissue or organ, caused by a break in a blood vessel.
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Origin of hematoma

First recorded in 1840–50; hemat- + -oma
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n.

1826, from hemato- + -oma.

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hematoma in Medicine

hematoma

(hē′mə-tōmə)
n. pl. he•ma•to•mas
  1. A localized swelling filled with blood resulting from a break in a blood vessel.
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hematoma in Science

hematoma

[hē′mə-tōmə]
Plural hematomas hematomata (hē′mə-tōmə-tə)
  1. The abnormal buildup of blood in an organ or other tissue of the body, caused by a break in a blood vessel.
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