ecchymotic mask


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ec·chy·mot·ic mask

a dusky discoloration of the head and neck occurring when the trunk has been subjected to sudden and extreme compression, as in traumatic asphyxia.

ecchymotic mask

Etymology: Gk, ek + chymos + Fr, masque
a cyanotic or bluish discoloration of the face of a victim of traumatic asphyxia, as in strangulation or choking. The color is the result of petechial hemorrhages.

ec·chy·mot·ic mask

(ek-i-mot'ik mask)
A dusky discoloration of the head and neck occurring when the trunk has been subjected to sudden and extreme compression, as in traumatic asphyxia.

ecchymotic mask

Cyanotic facies accompanying traumatic asphyxia.
See also: mask