ecchymosis


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ec·chy·mo·sis

 (ĕk′ĭ-mō′sĭs)
n.
The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.

[New Latin, from Greek ekkhumōsis, extravasation, from ekkhumousthai, to extravasate : ek-, out; see ecto- + khumos, juice; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

ec′chy·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.

ecchymosis

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

ec•chy•mo•sis

(ˌɛk əˈmoʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
a discoloration of the skin due to extravasation of blood, as in a bruise.
[1535–45; < New Latin < Greek ekchýmōsis=ekchȳmō-, variant s. of ekchȳmoûsthai to become extravasated (ek- ec- + -chȳmoûsthai, v. derivative of chȳmós juice, humor) + -sis -sis]
ec`chy•mot′ic (-ˈmɒt ɪk) adj.

ecchymosis

1. the secretion of blood from a blood vessel into the surrounding tissue as a result of a bruise.
2. the bruise or discoloration thus caused.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ecchymosis - the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
bruise, contusion - an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
2.ecchymosis - the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Translations
ekchymóza
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ec·chy·mo·sis

n. equimosis, pop. morado, moratón;
cambio de color de la piel de azulado a verde debido a extravasación de sangre en el tejido subcutáneo celular;
hematoma.
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Irrespective of the cause of PF, its cardinal manifestations are presence of circumscribed ecchymosis of skin and symmetrical gangrene of the extremities with coagulation abnormalities suggestive of disseminated intravascular coagulation (7).
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On physical examination, a purple ecchymosis with a size of 1x2 cm on the skin of the upper part of the right cheekbone, an ecchymosis with a size of 3x2 cm on the upper part of the left cheekbone extending to the lower part of the eye and nasal root with irregular borders were observed.
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