greenstick fracture

noun green·stick fracture \ ˈgrēn-ˌstik- \

Definition of greenstick fracture

: a bone fracture in a young individual in which the bone is partly broken and partly bent

First Known Use of greenstick fracture

circa 1885

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greenstick fracture

noun green·stick fracture \ ˈgrēn-ˌstik- \

medical Definition of greenstick fracture

: a bone fracture in a young individual in which the bone is partly broken and partly bent

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