Suggillation Sug`gil*la"tion, n. [L. suggillatio: cf. F. suggillation.] A livid, or black and blue, mark; a blow; a bruise. [1913 Webster]

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  • suggillation — Obsolete term for a bruise or livedo. SEE ALSO: contusion. [L. sugillo, pp. atus, to beat black and blue] postmortem s. SYN: postmortem livedo. * * * sug·gil·la·tion .sə(g) jə lā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • suggillation — sug·gil·la·tion …   English syllables

  • suggillation — ˌsə(g)jəˈlāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin sugillation , sugillatio, from sugillatus (past participle of sugillare, suggillare to beat black and blue) + ion , io ion : ecchymosis, bruise; especially : one that develops post mor …   Useful english dictionary

  • livedo — A bluish discoloration of the skin, either in limited patches or general. [L. lividness, fr. liveo, to be black and blue] postmortem l. a purple coloration of dependent parts, except in areas of contact pressure, appearing within one half to two… …   Medical dictionary

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