[kon-truh-koo; French kawntruh-koo]
an injury of one point of an organ or part resulting from a blow on the opposite point.
Origin of contrecoup
Also called counterstroke.
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Related Words for contrecoupresidue, weight, emanation, importance, residual, corollary, ramification, residuum, sequela, consecution
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Historical Examples of contrecoup
For instance, they knew of the possibility of fracture by contrecoup.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
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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