noun (plural ecchymoses /ˌekəˈmōˌsēz/)Medicine
A discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath, typically caused by bruising.
More example sentences
- The skin and mucous membranes should be inspected for cyanosis, pallor, ecchymoses, telangiectasia, gingivitis, or evidence of bleeding from the oral or nasal mucosa.
- Skin hemorrhages in the form of petechiae, ecchymoses, hematomas, and purpura will quickly become apparent.
- Blanching macules or papules on the extremities (especially palms and soles) appear two to three days later, which may then progress to palpable purpura or necrotic ecchymoses.
Definition of ecchymosis in:
- The British & World English dictionary