- a circumscribed collection of blood, usually clotted, in a tissue or organ, caused by a break in a blood vessel.
Origin of hematoma
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Examples from the Web for hematoma
If bleeding around the brain is involved, the hematoma can grow quickly.
The result is a rapidly enlarging blood clot, called a hematoma.
Word Origin and History for hematoma
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A localized swelling filled with blood resulting from a break in a blood vessel.
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- The abnormal buildup of blood in an organ or other tissue of the body, caused by a break in a blood vessel.
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