Ecchymosis Ec`chy*mo"sis, n.; pl. {Ecchymoses}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to extravasate; 'ek out of + ? to pour.] (Med.) A livid or black and blue spot, produced by the extravasation or effusion of blood into the areolar tissue from a contusion. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ecchymosis — vgl. Ekchymose …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • ecchymosis — [ek΄i mō′sis] n. pl. ecchymoses [ek΄i mō′sēz΄] [ModL < Gr ekchymōsis < ekchymousthai, to pour out, extravasate < ek , out of (see EX 1) + cheein, to pour: see FOUND2] Med. 1. an oozing of blood from a ruptured blood vessel into the… …   English World dictionary

  • ecchymosis — noun /ˌɛk.ɪˈməʊ.sɪs,ˌɛk.ɪˈmoʊ.sɪs/ a) A skin discoloration caused by bleeding underneath the skin; a bruise. A diseased condition of the skin has often been mistaken for stigmatic marks. Such, for instance, is ecchymosis, a discoloration of the… …   Wiktionary

  • ecchymosis — noun (plural ecchymoses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ekchymōsis, from ekchymousthai to extravasate blood, from ex + chymos juice more at chyme Date: 1541 the escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels • ecchymotic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ecchymosis — ecchymotic /ek euh mot ik/, adj. /ek euh moh sis/, n., pl. ecchymoses / seez/. Pathol. a discoloration due to extravasation of blood, as in a bruise. [1535 45; < NL < Gk ekchýmosis extravasation, equiv. to ek EC + chym(ós) juice + osis OSIS] * *… …   Universalium

  • ecchymosis — A purplish patch caused by extravasation of blood into the skin, differing from petechiae only in size (larger than 3 mm diameter). [G. ekchymosis, e., fr. ek, out, + chymos, juice] bilateral medial orbital ecchymoses SYN: raccoon eyes, under eye …   Medical dictionary

  • ECCHYMOSIS —    a discolouration of the skin produced by extravasated blood under or in the texture of the skin, the result of a blow or of disease …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • ecchymosis — n. bruise, area of discoloration on the skin caused by a blow, contusion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ecchymosis — [ˌɛkɪ məʊsɪs] noun (plural ecchymoses si:z) Medicine a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath, typically caused by bruising. Origin C16: mod. L., from Gk ekkhumōsis escape of blood …   English new terms dictionary

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