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coup

 [koo] (Fr.)
coup de sabre [koo-duh-sahb´] linear scleroderma on the forehead or scalp, so-called because of its resemblance to the scar of a saber wound.

coup

(koo) [Fr.] a blow or attack.
coup de fouet  (dĕ-fwa´) rupture of the plantaris muscle accompanied by a sharp disabling pain.
coup de sabre  (dĕ-sahb´), en coup de sabre (ahn-koo-dĕ-sahb´) a lesion of linear scleroderma on the forehead and scalp, often associated with hemiatrophy of the face.

coup

[ko̅o̅]
Etymology: Fr, blow
1 any blow or stroke or the effects of such a blow to the body, usually used with a French word identifying a type of stroke.
2 also called coup de sabre. a wound resembling a sword cut.
3 also called coup de soleil. See also sunstroke.
4 also called coup sur coup. administration of a drug in small amounts over a short period rather than in a single larger dose.
5 also called contrecoup. an injury most often associated with a blow to the skull in which the force of the impact is transmitted through the skull bones to the opposite side of the head, where the bruise, fracture, or other sign of injury appears.
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Coup de sabre

coup

[Fr.] denoting an injury, as to the brain, occurring at the point of impact. See also contrecoup.
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