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contusion

[ kuhn-too-zhuhn, -tyoo- ]
/ kənˈtu ʒən, -ˈtyu- /
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noun

an injury, as from a blow with a blunt instrument, in which the subsurface tissue is injured but the skin is not broken; bruise.

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Origin of contusion

1350–1400; Middle English (<Middle French ) <Latin contūsiōn- (stem of contūsiō). See contuse, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM contusion

con·tu·sioned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for contusion

contusion
/ (kənˈtjuːʒən) /

noun

an injury in which the skin is not broken; bruise

Derived forms of contusion

contusioned, adjective
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Medical definitions for contusion

contusion
[ kən-tōōzhən ]

n.

An injury in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a bruise.
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