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haematoma Line breaks: haema|toma
Pronunciation: /ˌhiːməˈtəʊmə/
(US hematoma)

Definition of haematoma in English:

noun (plural haematomas or haematomata ˌhiːmətəˈtəʊmə)

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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