Definition of haematoma in English:

haematoma

(US hematoma)

noun

Medicine
  • A solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues.

    • ‘The nurse suctions the patient's mouth frequently, at which time he or she inspects the mouth for active bleeding, clots, or hematomas.’
    • ‘Skin hemorrhages in the form of petechiae, ecchymoses, hematomas, and purpura will quickly become apparent.’
    • ‘However, other hematomas can develop within days after the operation and cause bruising.’
    • ‘Bleeding under your skin, causing a painful swelling called a haematoma.’
    • ‘There may be bruising called contusions or a collection of blood called a hematoma or clot.’

Pronunciation:

haematoma

/ˌhiːməˈtəʊmə/