stress fracture noun
medical : a crack on the surface of a bone caused by repeated pressure
: a usually hairline fracture of a bone that has been subjected to repeated stress
Examples of STRESS FRACTURE
- The gymnast developed a stress fracture in her ankle.
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stress fracture noun (Medical Dictionary)
: 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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