ecchymosis definition

  • noun:
    • The passing of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous structure, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.
    • A skin stain due to hemorrhaging underneath the skin; a bruise.
    • The leaking of bloodstream in to the areas for the body as a result of a bruise.
    • A livid or black-and-blue spot, generated by the extravasation or effusion of blood into the areolar muscle from a contusion.
    • In medicine, a livid, black, or yellow spot produced by extravasated blood. In dermatology the word usually denotes an extravasation of greater extent than the small spots called petechiƦ.
    • the escape of bloodstream from ruptured blood vessels in to the surrounding tissue to make a purple or black-and-blue spot-on the skin
    • the purple or black-and-blue location resulting from a bruise

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