[hee-ma-toh-muh, hem-uh-] /ˌhi mæˈtoʊ mə, ˌhɛm ə-/

noun, plural hematomas, hematomata
[hee-ma-toh-muh-tuh, hem-uh-] /ˌhi mæˈtoʊ mə tə, ˌhɛm ə-/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a circumscribed collection of blood, usually clotted, in a tissue or organ, caused by a break in a blood vessel.

1826, from hemato- + -oma.

hematoma he·ma·to·ma (hē’mə-tō’mə)
n. pl. he·ma·to·mas or he·ma·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A localized swelling filled with blood resulting from a break in a blood vessel.
Plural hematomas or hematomata (hē’mə-tō’mə-tə)
The abnormal buildup of blood in an organ or other tissue of the body, caused by a break in a blood vessel.


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