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Medical Term:

Tardieu ecchymoses

Pronunciation: tar-dyu'

Definition: subpleural and subpericardial petechiae or ecchymoses (or both), as observed in the tissues of persons who have been strangled, or otherwise asphyxiated.

Synonym(s): Tardieu petechiae, Tardieu spots

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