Contusion vs Abrasion what difference

what is difference between Contusion and Abrasion

English

Etymology

From Middle French contusion, from Latin contusionem, from contusus, past participle of contundere (to beat), from com- + tundere (to beat).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈtjuːʒən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kənˈtuʒən/
  • Rhymes: -uːʒən

Noun

contusion (countable and uncountable, plural contusions)

  1. A wound, such as a bruise, in which the skin is not broken, often having broken blood vessels and discolouration.
  2. The act of bruising.

Related terms

  • contuse

Translations

Anagrams

  • continuos

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin contūsiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.ty.zjɔ̃/

Noun

contusion f (plural contusions)

  1. contusion, bruise

Related terms

  • contondant

Further reading

  • “contusion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

First attested in 1656. From French abrasion (attested since 1611), from Medieval Latin abrasio (a scraping), from Latin abrādō (scrape off). See also abrade.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɹeɪ.ʒn̩/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʒən

Noun

abrasion (countable and uncountable, plural abrasions)

  1. The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
  2. (obsolete) The substance thus rubbed off; debris. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
  3. (geology) The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
  4. An abraded, scraped, or worn area. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
  5. (medicine) A superficial wound caused by scraping; an area of skin where the cells on the surface have been scraped or worn away. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
  6. (dentistry) The wearing away of the surface of the tooth by chewing.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:injury

Related terms

  • abrade

Translations

See also

  • contusion
  • laceration

References

Anagrams

  • Robainas, abronias, arabinos

French

Etymology

From Medieval Latin abrasio (a scraping).

Noun

abrasion f (plural abrasions)

  1. abrasion.

Further reading

  • “abrasion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • abornais

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