[ kon-truh-koo; French kawntruh-koo ]
/ ˈkɒn trəˌku; French kɔ̃trəˈku /
an injury of one point of an organ or part resulting from a blow on the opposite point.
Words nearby contrecoup
Also called counterstroke.
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For instance, they knew of the possibility of fracture by contrecoup.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
Medical definitions for contrecoup
[ kŏn′trə-kōō′ ]
Injury to a part opposite the site of the primary injury, as an injury to the skull opposite the site of a blow.
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