greenstick fracture

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green·​stick fracture | \ ˈgrēn-ˌstik- How to pronounce greenstick fracture (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Greenstick fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenstick%20fracture. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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greenstick fracture

noun
green·​stick fracture | \ ˈgrēn-ˌstik- How to pronounce greenstick fracture (audio) \

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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