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stress fracture

noun

Simple Definition of stress fracture

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

Full Definition of stress fracture

  1. :  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.



1952

First Known Use of stress fracture

1952

Rhymes with stress fracture


Medical Dictionary

stress fracture

noun

Medical Definition of stress fracture

  1. :  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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