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compound fracture

compound fracture

noun

medical : a broken bone in which a part of the bone sticks out through the skin

Full Definition of COMPOUND FRACTURE

:  a bone fracture resulting in an open wound through which bone fragments usually protrude

First Known Use of COMPOUND FRACTURE

1543

Rhymes with COMPOUND FRACTURE

compound fracture

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COMPOUND FRACTURE

:  a bone fracture resulting in an open wound through which bone fragments usually protrude—compare simple fracture

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