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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A localized swelling filled with blood resulting from a break in a blood vessel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A swelling of blood, usually clotted, which forms as a result of a broken blood vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A localised leakage of blood from the blood vessels into nearby tissues, usually confined within a tissue or organ; especially, a local swelling produced by an effusion of blood beneath the skin, which may clot and discolor the affected area.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a swelling filled with extravasated blood. Also hematome, hæmatome.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a localized swelling filled with blood

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