blunt trauma

noun
|Updated on: 30 May 2018

Definition of blunt trauma

: a usually serious injury caused by a blunt object or surface
  • died of blunt trauma to the head

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First Known Use of blunt trauma

1899

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blunt trauma

noun

medical Definition of blunt trauma

: a usually serious injury caused by a blunt object or collision with a blunt surface (as in an automobile accident or a fall from a building)
  • the patient died of blunt trauma to the head
called also blunt force trauma

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