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Contusion vs. Ecchymosis

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Contusionnoun

A wound, such as a bruise, in which the skin is not broken, often having broken blood vessels and discolouration.

Ecchymosisnoun

A skin discoloration caused by bleeding underneath the skin; a bruise.

Contusionnoun

The act of bruising.

Ecchymosisnoun

The leaking of blood into the tissues of the body as a result of a bruise.

Contusionnoun

The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised.

Ecchymosisnoun

A livid or black and blue spot, produced by the extravasation or effusion of blood into the areolar tissue from a contusion.

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Contusionnoun

A bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.

Ecchymosisnoun

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

Contusionnoun

an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Ecchymosisnoun

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

Contusionnoun

the action of bruising;

‘the bruise resulted from a contusion’;

Ecchymosisnoun

a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath, typically caused by bruising

‘the infrequent association of bacterial sepsis with ecchymoses’; ‘there are signs of ecchymosis’;

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Contusionnoun

a region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise

‘vigorously shaking the head back and forth can produce contusions to the soft structure of the brain’; ‘a dark contusion on his cheek was beginning to swell’;

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