compound fracture

noun
Updated on: 1 Mar 2018

Definition of compound fracture

: a bone fracture resulting in an open wound through which bone fragments usually protrude : open fracture — (compare simple fracture)

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First Known Use of compound fracture

1543


COMPOUND FRACTURE Defined for English Language Learners

compound fracture

Definition of compound fracture for English Language Learners

  • medical : a broken bone in which a part of the bone sticks out through the skin


Medical Dictionary

compound fracture

noun

medical Definition of compound fracture

: a bone fracture resulting in an open wound through which bone fragments usually protrude — compare simple fracture

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