Hemorrhage Hem"or*rhage, n. [L. haemorrhagia, Gr. a"imorragi`a; a"i^ma blood + "rhgny`nai to break, burst: cf. F. h['e]morragie, h['e]morrhagie.] (Med.) Any discharge of blood from the blood vessels. [1913 Webster]

Note: The blood circulates in a system of closed tubes, the rupture of which gives rise to hemorrhage. [1913 Webster]

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