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splint

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noun \ˈsplint\

Medical Definition of splint

  1. 1:  material or a device used to protect and immobilize a body part <a plaster splint for a fractured leg> <a dental splint>

  2. 2:  a bony enlargement on the upper part of the cannon bone of a horse usually on the inside of the leg




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splint

transitive verb

Medical Definition of splint

  1. 1:  to support and immobilize (as a broken bone) with a splint

  2. 2:  to protect against pain by reducing the motion of <the patient splinted his chest by a fixed position and shallow breathing>





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