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compound fracture

noun

Simple Definition of compound fracture

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of compound fracture

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

1543

First Known Use of compound fracture

1543


Medical Dictionary

compound fracture

noun

Medical Definition of compound fracture

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



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