open fracture

noun

Definition of open fracture

: a fracture associated with an open wound or break in the skin through which bone often protrudes : compound fracture

First Known Use of open fracture

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of open fracture was in 1852

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“Open fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open%20fracture. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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open fracture

noun

Medical Definition of open fracture

: a fracture associated with an open wound or break in the skin through which bone often protrudes : compound fracture — compare closed fracture

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