[ ek-uh-moh-sis ]
/ ˌɛk əˈmoʊ sɪs /
noun, plural ec·chy·mo·ses [ek-uh-moh-seez]. /ˌɛk əˈmoʊ siz/. Pathology.
a discoloration due to extravasation of blood, as in a bruise.
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Origin of ecchymosis
1535–45; <New Latin <Greek ekchýmōsis
extravasation, equivalent to ek-ec-
) juice + -ōsis-osis
OTHER WORDS FROM ecchymosisec·chy·mot·ic [ek-uh-mot-ik], /ˌɛk əˈmɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ecchymosis
The stomach walls, however, were reddened and ecchymotic, and the mesenteric vessels were dilated.
The skin is generally yellow, sometimes quite intensely icteric, but seldom showing the ecchymotic extravasations of yellow fever.
The rest of the mucous membrane of the mouth remains unaltered, or at most slightly ecchymotic.
Minute dots (speckled redness) are due to minute extravasations, and ecchymotic irregular patches are sometimes seen.
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
discoloration of the skin through bruising
Derived forms of ecchymosisecchymosed (ˈɛkɪˌməʊzd, -ˌməʊst) or ecchymotic (ˌɛkɪˈmɒtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for ecchymosis
C16: from New Latin, from Greek ekkhumōsis, from ekkhumousthai to pour out, from khumos juice
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n. pl. ec•chy•mo•ses (-sēz′)
The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.
Other words from ecchymosisec′chy•mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.
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