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ecchymosis of the lids and their surroundings.
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1. A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
2. A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.
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Traumatology Raccoon eyes
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black eye(blak ī)
Ecchymosis of the lids and their surroundings.
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black eyeA collection of blood released into the tissues around the eye, just under the thin, and relatively transparent, eyelid skin. The medical term is rather more impressive-periorbital haematoma.
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