closed fracture

noun

: a fracture in which the skin remains intact with no penetration or protrusion of bone : simple fracture compare open fracture

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of closed fracture was in 1884

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“Closed fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closed%20fracture. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

closed fracture

noun
: a fracture in which the skin remains intact with no penetration or protrusion of bone : simple fracture compare open fracture
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