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ecchymosis

 [ek″ĭ-mo´sis] (pl. ecchymo´ses) (Gr.)
a hemorrhagic spot, larger than a petechia, in the skin or mucous membrane, forming a flat, rounded or irregular, blue or purplish patch. (See Atlas 2, Part R.) adj., adj ecchymot´ic.

ec·chy·mo·sis

(ek'i-mō'sis),
A purplish patch caused by extravasation of blood into the skin, differing from petechiae only in size (that is, larger than 3 mm diameter).
[G. ekchymōsis, ecchymosis, fr. ek, out, + chymos, juice]

ecchymosis

/ec·chy·mo·sis/ (ek″ĭ-mo´sis) pl. ecchymo´ses   [Gr.] a small hemorrhagic spot in the skin or a mucous membrane, larger than a petechia, forming a nonelevated, rounded, or irregular blue or purplish patch.ecchymot´ic

ecchymosis

(ĕk′ĭ-mō′sĭs)
n.
The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.

ec′chy·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.

ecchymosis

[ek′imō′sis] pl. ecchymoses
Etymology: Gk, ek + chymos, juice
bluish discoloration of an area of skin or mucous membrane caused by the extravasation of blood into the subcutaneous tissues as a result of trauma to the underlying blood vessels or fragility of the vessel walls. Also called bruise. Compare contusion, petechiae.
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Ecchymosis

ecchymosis

Internal bruising or bleeding

ec·chy·mo·sis

(ek-i-mō'sis)
A purplish patch caused by extravasation of blood into the skin, differing from petechiae only in size (i.e., ecchymoses are larger than 3 mm diameter).
[G. ekchymōsis, ecchymosis, fr. ek, out, + chymos, juice]

ecchymosis

(ĕk-ĭ-mō′sĭs) plural.ecchymoses [″ + ″ + osis, condition]
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TRAUMATIC ECCHYMOSIS
Superficial bleeding under the skin or a mucous membrane; a bruise. See: illustration
ecchymotic (-mŏt′ĭk), adjective

ecchymosis

Bleeding (haemorrhage) or bruising in the skin or a mucous membrane, in the form of small, round spots or purplish discoloration.

Ecchymosis (plural, ecchymoses)

The medical term for a bruise. Ecchymoses may develop around the eyes following a nasal fracture.
Mentioned in: Nasal Trauma

ecchymosis

extravasation of blood into skin, i.e. a bruise

ec·chy·mo·sis

(ek-i-mō'sis)
Purplish patch due to blood extravasation into the skin, differing from petechiae only in size.
[G. ekchymōsis, ecchymosis, fr. ek, out, + chymos, juice]

ecchymosis (ek´imō´sis),

n a discoloration of mucous membranes caused by a diffuse extravasation of blood. See also bruise.

ecchymosis

pl. ecchymoses [Gr.] a hemorrhagic spot, larger than a petechia, in the skin or mucous membrane, forming a nonelevated, rounded or irregular, blue or purplish patch.
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