contusion: a bruise; an injury of soft tissues without breaking the overlying skin.

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Con*tu"sion (?), n. [L. contusio: cf. F. contusion.]


The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised.

2. Med.

A bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.


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