I have decided to make Wednesday a regularly posted word day; titling it Wednesday Words.
So as I flip through the pages of Merriam Webster's Dictionary, my eye comes to rest on the word.....
ec·chy·mo·sis \ noun, plural -mo·sēz \ from [Greek ekchymōsis, from ekchymousthai to extravasate blood, from ex- + chymos juice -- more at CHYME] (1541) : the escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels -- ec·chy·mot·ic \ -'mä·tik \ adj.
see also: bruise and hematoma
My doctor loves to throw around big medical terms. Just the other day he told me my ecchymosis is healing well. What he meant was my big bruise is fading nicely.
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