greenstick fracture

noun

green·​stick fracture ˈgrēn-ˌstik- How to pronounce greenstick fracture (audio)
: a bone fracture in a young individual in which the bone is partly broken and partly bent

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greenstick fracture was circa 1885

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“Greenstick fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenstick%20fracture. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

greenstick fracture

noun
green·​stick fracture ˈgrēn-ˌstik- How to pronounce greenstick fracture (audio)
: a bone fracture in a young individual in which the bone is partly broken and partly bent
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