fracture zone

noun

Definition of fracture zone

: an area of suboceanic crust characterized by fractures

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1946

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fracture zone

noun

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 Managment2005

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