Definition of contrecoup in English:


Syllabification: con·tre·coup
Pronunciation: /ˈkäntrəˌko͞o/

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noun (plural contrecoups /-ˌko͞oz/)

  • A contusion resulting from the brain contacting the skull on the side opposite from where impact occurs. Compare with coup.

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