- a discoloration due to extravasation of blood, as in a bruise.
Origin of ecchymosis
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Ecchymosis is extravasation of blood into the tissues underlying the skin.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Some of the patients, he says, suffered from ecchymosis and contusions.
At the seat of rupture there is tenderness and swelling, and there may be ecchymosis.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Sphacelus ultimately takes place at the points of ecchymosis.
This latter varies in width, and still later a halo of ecchymosis half an inch or more in diameter surrounds the original wound.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
- discoloration of the skin through bruising
C16: from New Latin, from Greek ekkhumōsis, from ekkhumousthai to pour out, from khumos juice
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- The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.
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