greenstick fracture

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noun green·stick fracture \ˈgrēn-ˌstik-\

Definition of greenstick fracture

  1. :  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

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noun green·stick fracture \ˈgrēn-ˌstik-\

Medical Definition of greenstick fracture

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

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