noun (plural hematomas or hematomata /-ˈtōmətə/)Medicine
A solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues.
- 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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