Definition of Ecchymosis
Ecchymosis: Nonraised skin discoloration caused by the escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels. Ecchymoses can occur in mucous membranes (for example, in the mouth).Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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