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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin; The purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise.

Usage examples (22)
  • There was no surrounding ecchymosis of the bowel wall.
  • Proptosis, subconjunctival h√¶morrhage, ecchymosis of eyelids.
  • Note the localised ecchymosis, more abundant round exit aperture.
  • Some of the patients, he says, suffered from ecchymosis and contusions. for more
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