ecchymoses ecchymoses

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
  2. (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

Usage(s):

  • Bruises cause transient purpuric blotches called ecchymoses.
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