In medical jurisprudence. A contusion; an injury upou the flesh of a per-son with a bluut or heavy instrument, with-out solution of coutinulty, or without break-ing the skin. Shadock v. Road Co., 79 Mich. 7, 44 N. W. 158; State v. owen, 5 N. C. 452, 4 Am. Dec. 571