Definition of Ecchymosis

1. Noun. The purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise.

Generic synonyms: Bruise, Contusion

2. Noun. The escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin.

Definition of Ecchymosis

1. n. A livid or black and blue spot, produced by the extravasation or effusion of blood into the areolar tissue from a contusion.

Definition of Ecchymosis

1. Noun. A skin discoloration caused by bleeding underneath the skin; a bruise. ¹

2. Noun. The leaking of blood into the tissues of the body as a result of a bruise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ecchymosis

1. [n -MOSES]

Medical Definition of Ecchymosis

1. A small haemorrhagic spot, larger than a petechia, in the skin or mucous membrane forming a nonelevated, rounded or irregular, blue or purplish patch. Origin: Gr. Ekchymosis This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecchymosis

eccentricities
eccentricity
eccentrick
eccentrics
eccentrochondroplasia
eccentropiesis
ecchi
ecchondroma
ecchondrosis
ecchondrotome
ecchordosis physaliformis
ecchymoma
ecchymose
ecchymosed
ecchymoses
ecchymosis (current term)
ecchymotic
ecchymotic mask
eccle
ecclesia
ecclesiae
ecclesial
ecclesiarch
ecclesiarchs
ecclesiarchy
ecclesiast
ecclesiastic
ecclesiastical
ecclesiastical attire
ecclesiastical benefice

Literary usage of Ecchymosis

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1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"Subconjunctival ecchymosis is often occasioned at the same time by contusion of ... The discoloration from ecchymosis disappears as the blood is absorbed; ..."

2. Medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, Edward Hartshorne (1861)
"This kind of ecchymosis could only have been distinguished from that of ... It is worthy of note, also, that the principal seat of the ecchymosis was in ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"Contusion, with ecchymosis. The effect of contusion of the eyebrow and eyelids is at first swelling, which, after a few hours, is followed by ecchymosis or ..."

4. The principles and practice of medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, Thomas Stevenson (1883)
"Violence inflicted, on a living body may not shu\v itself under the form of ecchymosis until after death. A man received several kicks on the lower part of ..."

5. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"ecchymosis of the Eyelids.—The eyelids, the eyebrows, and the anterior surface of the eye, ... ecchymosis is often occasioned by the application of leeches. ..."

6. A manual of medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1874)
"ecchymosis NOT ALWAYS A RESULT OF VIOLENCE. Definition.—In a medico-legal sense a wound implies a breach o£ continuity in the structures of the body, ..."

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