Definition of fracture zone
: an area of suboceanic crust characterized by fractures
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Medical Definition of fracture zone
: the area of bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels affected by or surrounding a bone fracture This cytokine cascade recruits the cells of repair such as fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and osteoblasts, into the fracture zone to form the soft callus.—Eric T. Becken et al., Head, Face, and Neck Trauma: Comprehensive Managment, 2005
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