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contusion

[kuh n-too-zhuh n, -tyoo-] /kənˈtu ʒən, -ˈtyu-/
noun
1.
an injury, as from a blow with a blunt instrument, in which the subsurface tissue is injured but the skin is not broken; bruise.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin contūsiōn- (stem of contūsiō). See contuse, -ion
Related forms
contusioned, adjective
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contusion

/kənˈtjuːʒən/
noun
1.
an injury in which the skin is not broken; bruise
Derived Forms
contusioned, adjective
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Word Origin and History for contusioned

contusion

n.

c.1400, from Middle French contusion, from Latin contusionem (nominative contusio) "crushing, bruising," from contus-, past participle stem of contundere "to beat, break to pieces," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + tundere "to beat" (see obtuse).

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contusioned in Medicine

contusion con·tu·sion (kən-tōō'zhən, -tyōō'-)
n.
An injury in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a bruise.

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