Definition of hematoma in English:

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hematoma

Pronunciation: /ˌhēməˈtōmə/
(British haematoma)

noun (plural hematomas or hematomata /-ˈtōmətə/)

Medicine
A solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues.
Example sentences
  • Skin hemorrhages in the form of petechiae, ecchymoses, hematomas, and purpura will quickly become apparent.
  • There may be bruising called contusions or a collection of blood called a hematoma or clot.
  • The nurse suctions the patient's mouth frequently, at which time he or she inspects the mouth for active bleeding, clots, or hematomas.

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Syllabification: he·ma·to·ma

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