Definitions for ecchymosisˌɛk əˈmoʊ sɪs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ec•chy•mo•sis*ˌɛk əˈmoʊ sɪs(n.)(pl.)-ses
a discoloration of the skin due to extravasation of blood, as in a bruise.
Origin of ecchymosis:
1535–45; < NL < Gk ekchýmōsis=ekchȳmō-, var. s. of ekchȳmoûsthai to become extravasated (ek- ec - +-chȳmoûsthai, v. der. of chȳmós juice, humor) +-sis -sis
the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin
A skin discoloration caused by bleeding underneath the skin; a bruise.
The leaking of blood into the tissues of the body as a result of a bruise.
a livid or black and blue spot, produced by the extravasation or effusion of blood into the areolar tissue from a contusion
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Extravasation of blood into the skin, resulting in a nonelevated, rounded or irregular, blue or purplish patch, larger than a petechia.