Definition of ECCHYMOSIS


ECCHYMOSIS

med. jur. Blackness. It is an extravasation of blood by
rupture of capillary vessels, and hence it follows contusion, but it may
exist, as in cases of scurvy, and other morbid conditions, without the
latter. Ryans Med. Jur. 172.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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