[ ek-uh-moh-sis ]

noun,plural ec·chy·mo·ses [ek-uh-moh-seez]. /ˌɛk əˈmoʊ siz/. Pathology.
  1. a discoloration due to extravasation of blood, as in a bruise.

Origin of ecchymosis

1535–45; <New Latin <Greek ekchýmōsis extravasation, equivalent to ek-ec- + chȳm(ós) juice + -ōsis-osis

Other words from ecchymosis

  • ec·chy·mot·ic [ek-uh-mot-ik], /ˌɛk əˈmɒt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ecchymosis


/ (ˌɛkɪˈməʊsɪs) /

nounplural -ses (-siːz)
  1. discoloration of the skin through bruising

Origin of ecchymosis

C16: from New Latin, from Greek ekkhumōsis, from ekkhumousthai to pour out, from khumos juice

Derived forms of ecchymosis

  • ecchymosed (ˈɛkɪˌməʊzd, -ˌməʊst) or ecchymotic (ˌɛkɪˈmɒtɪk), adjective

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