compound fracture

noun

Definition of compound fracture

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

First Known Use of compound fracture

1543


COMPOUND FRACTURE Defined for English Language Learners

compound fracture

noun

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

Illustration of compound fracture



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