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Ecchymosis vs. Bruise

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Wikipedia
  • Ecchymosis (noun)

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

  • Ecchymosis (noun)

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

  • Bruise (verb)

    To strike (a person), originally with something flat or heavy, but now specifically in such a way as to discolour the skin without breaking it.

  • Bruise (verb)

    To damage the skin of (fruit), in an analogous way.

  • Bruise (verb)

    Of fruit, to gain bruises through being handled roughly.

    "Bananas bruise easily."

  • Bruise (verb)

    To become bruised.

    "I bruise easily."

  • Bruise (verb)

    To fight with the fists; to box.

  • Bruise (noun)

    A capillaries under the surface that have been damaged by a blow.

  • Bruise (noun)

    A dark mark on fruit caused by a blow to its surface.

Wiktionary
  • Ecchymosis (noun)

    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"

  • Bruise (noun)

    an injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels

    "his body was a mass of bruises after he had been attacked"

  • Bruise (noun)

    a mark indicating damage on a fruit, vegetable, or plant.

  • Bruise (verb)

    inflict a bruise on (someone or something)

    "a bruised knee"

  • Bruise (verb)

    be susceptible to bruising

    "potatoes bruise easily, so treat them with care"

  • Bruise (verb)

    hurt (someone's feelings)

    "she tried to bolster her bruised pride"

  • Bruise (verb)

    crush or pound (food)

    "the mix contains bruised oats"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Ecchymosis (noun)

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

  • Bruise

    To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.

  • Bruise

    To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.

  • Bruise (verb)

    To fight with the fists; to box.

  • Bruise (noun)

    An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.

Webster Dictionary
  • Ecchymosis (noun)

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

  • Ecchymosis (noun)

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

  • Bruise (noun)

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

  • Bruise (verb)

    injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of;

    "I bruised my knee"

  • Bruise (verb)

    hurt the feelings of;

    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"

    "This remark really bruised me ego"

  • Bruise (verb)

    break up into small pieces for food preparation;

    "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"

  • Bruise (verb)

    damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure;

    "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

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