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hematoma

[ hee-ma-toh-muh, hem-uh- ]
/ 藢hi m忙藞to蕣 m蓹, 藢h蓻m 蓹- /
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noun, plural he路ma路to路mas, he路ma路to路ma路ta [hee-ma-toh-muh-tuh, hem-uh-]. /藢hi m忙藞to蕣 m蓹 t蓹, 藢h蓻m 蓹-/. Pathology.
a circumscribed collection of blood, usually clotted, in a tissue or organ, caused by a break in a blood vessel.
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Origin of hematoma

First recorded in 1840鈥50; hemat- + -oma
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Medical definitions for hematoma

hematoma
[ h膿鈥瞞蓹-t艒m蓹 ]

n. pl. he鈥a鈥o鈥as
A localized swelling filled with blood resulting from a break in a blood vessel.
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Scientific definitions for hematoma

hematoma
[ h膿鈥瞞蓹-t艒m蓹 ]

Plural hematomas hematomata (h膿鈥瞞蓹-t艒m蓹-t蓹)
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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