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stress fracture

stress fracture

noun

medical : a crack on the surface of a bone caused by repeated pressure

Full Definition of STRESS FRACTURE

:  a usually hairline fracture of a bone that has been subjected to repeated stress

Examples of STRESS FRACTURE

  1. The gymnast developed a stress fracture in her ankle.

First Known Use of STRESS FRACTURE

1952

Rhymes with STRESS FRACTURE

stress fracture

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STRESS FRACTURE

:  a usually hairline fracture of a bone (as of the foot or lower leg) that has been subjected to repeated stress <occurrence of stress fractures among joggers>

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