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Noun: ecchymosis (ecchymoses)  ,e-ku'mow-sis
  1. The purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
  2. The escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin

Derived forms: ecchymoses

Type of: biological process, bruise, contusion, organic process

Encyclopedia: Ecchymosis