Ecchymosis meaning

ĕkĭ-mōsĭs
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The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.
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An oozing of blood from a ruptured blood vessel into the tissues.
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A black-and-blue or yellowish mark caused by this.
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The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.
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A skin discoloration caused by bleeding underneath the skin; a bruise.
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The leaking of blood into the tissues of the body as a result of a bruise.
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Origin of ecchymosis

  • New Latin from Greek ekkhumōsis extravasation from ekkhumousthai to extravasate ek- out ecto– khumos juice gheu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐκχύμωσις (ekkhumōsis), from ἐκχέω (ekkheō, “I pour out”), from ἐκ (ek, “out”) + χέω (kheō, “I pour”)

    From Wiktionary