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Definition: 'Ecchymosis'

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ecchymosis

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ek′i-mō′sis

Definitions:
1. A purplish patch caused by extravasation of blood into the skin, differing from petechiae only in size (larger than 3 mm diameter).



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