contusion(redirected from contrecoup contusion)
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An injury in which the skin is not broken; a bruise.
(Pathology) an injury in which the skin is not broken; bruise
con•tu•sion(kənˈtu ʒən, -ˈtyu-)
an injury to the subsurface tissue without the skin being broken; bruise.
[1350–1400; (< Middle French) < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||contusion - an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration|
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
ecchymosis - the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
petechia - a minute red or purple spot on the surface of the skin as the result of tiny hemorrhages of blood vessels in the skin (as in typhoid fever)
|2.||contusion - the action of bruising; "the bruise resulted from a contusion"|