Definition of Hematoma

1. Noun. A localized swelling filled with blood.

Exact synonyms: Haematoma
Generic synonyms: Intumescence, Intumescency



Definition of Hematoma

1. n. A circumscribed swelling produced by an effusion of blood beneath the skin.

Definition of Hematoma

1. Noun. A swelling of blood, usually clotted, which forms as a result of a broken blood vessel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hematoma

1. a swelling filled with blood [n -MAS or HEMATOMATA]

Medical Definition of Hematoma

1. A localised collection of blood, usually clotted, in an organ, space or tissue, due to a break in the wall of a blood vessel. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hematoma

hematoencephalic barrier
hematogenesis
hematogenic
hematogenous
hematohiston
hematoid
hematoidin
hematolite
hematologic
hematological
hematologies
hematologist
hematologists
hematology
hematolysis
hematoma (current term)
hematomal
hematomas
hematomata
hematopathologist
hematopathologists
hematopathology
hematophagous
hematophagy
hematophanite
hematophilia
hematophobia
hematopoeitic
hematopoeitic stem cell
hematopoesis

Literary usage of Hematoma

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"Emp., 1910, xviii, 21) bases his study upon 18 cases of hematoma of the ovary, ... hematoma is a condition in which the ovary is enlarged and contains fluid ..."

2. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1890)
"A diagnosis of hematoma was made. She was kept in bed for six weeks and treated ... The hematoma was entirely absorbed. The uterus was left retro-verted and ..."

3. A Textbook of Gynecology by Charles Alfred Lee Reed (1901)
"hematoma of the Ovaries.—Follicular hemorrhage is of common occurrence, ... But the term hematoma is usually applied clinically to tumours above the size of ..."

4. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"This postoperative hematoma is better left alone. It often drains spontaneously ten to fifteen days after. If not, and if at that time the swelling is still ..."

5. A Text-book of the Diseases of Women by Henry Jacques Garrigues (1897)
"A hematoma of the broad ... in their interior by the same process as that which in pachymeningitis leads to the formation of a hematoma of the dura mater. ..."

6. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"When associated with brain hematoma, the spinal fluid is clear or ... The patients die of intercurrent diseases—not often from the hematoma directly. ..."

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