- an oozing of blood from a ruptured blood vessel into the tissues
- a black-and-blue or yellowish mark caused by this
Origin of ecchymosisModern Latin from Classical Greek ekchym?sis from ekchymousthai, to pour out, extravasate from ek-, out of (see ex-) + cheein, to pour: see found
The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.
Origin of ecchymosisNew Latin from Greek ekkhumōsis extravasation from ekkhumousthai to extravasate ek- out ; see ecto- . khumos juice ; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐκχύμωσις (ekkhumōsis), from ἐκχέω (ekkheō, “I pour out”), from ἐκ (ek, “out”) + χέω (kheō, “I pour”)