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[kon-truh-koo; French kawntruh-koo] /ˈkɒn trəˌku; French kɔ̃trəˈku/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
an injury of one point of an organ or part resulting from a blow on the opposite point.

contrecoup con·tre·coup (kŏn’trə-kōō’)
Injury to a part opposite the site of the primary injury, as an injury to the skull opposite the site of a blow.


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