ecchymosis

DEFINITIONS OF: ecchymosis

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n the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise

Type of:
bruise, contusion
an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

n the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin

Type of:
biological process, organic process
a process occurring in living organisms
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