Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Ecchymosis

ec·chy·mo·sis noun \ˌe-ki-ˈmō-səs\
plural ec·chy·mo·ses

A bruise.
— ec·chy·mot·ic adjective

New Latin, from Greek ekchymōsis, from ekchymousthai to extravasate blood, from ex- + chymos juice
First Known Use: 1541

Example: Multiple areas of ecchymosis seen on both arms.
Tags: e, greek, latin, medical, noun, wordsmith: med_cat

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