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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
ihonalainenverenvuoto

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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No area of ecchymosed, crepitus or pain on palpation was observed, which removed the suspicion of underlying fractures.
The dorsally-swollen penis will reveal an ecchymosed area at the base.
The eyelids and surrounding parts of the face were greatly ecchymosed and the eyes somewhat protuberant from effusion of blood into the orbits.