ecchymotic


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ec·chy·mot·ic

(ek'i-mot'ik),
Relating to an ecchymosis.

ecchymotic

[ek′imot′ik]
Etymology: Gk, ek, out, chymos, juice
pertaining to a discolored area on the skin or membrane caused by blood seeping into the tissue as a result of a contusion. Compare bruise.

ec·chy·mot·ic

(ek-i-mot'ik)
Relating to an ecchymosis.

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
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Examination revealed an ecchymotic tympanic membrane and a posterosuperior perforation with exposed ossicles (figure 1, B).
The medical team noted and recorded finding subtle signs of resolving ecchymotic bruises when they performed a detailed inspection of his skin.
Physical examination revealed anasarca and multiple ecchymotic patches.
Follow-up endoscopy revealed that the esophageal mucosa was edematous and mildly ecchymotic, but no evidence of laceration or perforation was seen.
AL's right eye was swollen and ecchymotic and the pupil was dilated and nonreactive.
The patient had several facial fractures and lacerations, and an edematous ecchymotic anterior neck with a bruit on auscultation.