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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Hematoma

Hematoma (HEE-muh-TOH-muh)
A pool of clotted or partially clotted blood in an organ, tissue, or body space, usually caused by a broken blood vessel.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.