simple fracture


Definition of simple fracture 

: a fracture that does not penetrate or protrude through the skin : closed fracture — compare compound fracture

First Known Use of simple fracture

1597, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of simple fracture

medical : a break in a bone in which no parts stick out through the skin

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Medical Definition of simple fracture 

: a bone fracture that does not form an open wound in the skin — compare compound fracture

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