ecchymotic

ecchymosis

[ek-uh-moh-sis]
noun, plural ecchymoses [ek-uh-moh-seez] . Pathology.
a discoloration due to extravasation of blood, as in a bruise.

Origin:
1535–45; < Neo-Latin < Greek ekchýmōsis extravasation, equivalent to ek- ec- + chȳm(ós) juice + -ōsis -osis

ecchymotic [ek-uh-mot-ik] , adjective
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ecchymosis (ˌɛkɪˈməʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
discoloration of the skin through bruising
 
[C16: from New Latin, from Greek ekkhumōsis, from ekkhumousthai to pour out, from khumos juice]
 
ecchymosed
 
adj
 
ecchymotic
 
adj

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ecchymosis ec·chy·mo·sis (ěk'ĭ-mō'sĭs)
n. pl. ec·chy·mo·ses (-sēz')
The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.


ec'chy·mot'ic (-mŏt'ĭk) adj.
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