contrecoup injury of brain

n.

Injury to the brain occurring beneath the skull opposite to the area of impact.

Nearby words

  1. contravention,
  2. contrayerva,
  3. contre-jour,
  4. contre-partie,
  5. contrecoup,
  6. contredanse,
  7. contretemps,
  8. contrib.,
  9. contribute,
  10. contribution


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