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fracture

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noun frac·ture \ˈfrak-chər, -shər\

Medical Definition of fracture

  1. 1:  the act or process of breaking or the state of being broken; specifically :  the breaking of hard tissue and especially bone

  2. 2:  the rupture (as by tearing) of soft tissue <kidney fracture>



Illustration of fracture


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fracture

transitive verb frac·ture

Medical Definition of fracture

fractured; fracturing \-chə-riŋ, -shriŋ\play

  1. 1:  to cause a fracture in <fracture a rib>

  2. 2:  to cause a rupture or tear in <a blow that fractured a kidney>





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