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Pronunciation: ek'i-mo'sis

Definition: A purplish patch caused by extravasation of blood into the skin, differing from petechiae only in size (larger than 3 mm diameter).

[G. ekchymosis, ecchymosis, fr. ek, out, + chymos, juice]

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