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

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circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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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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