simple fracture

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of simple fracture was in 1563

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“Simple fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simple%20fracture. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

simple fracture

noun
: a breaking of a bone in such a way that the skin is not broken and bone fragments do not stick out compare compound fracture

Medical Definition

simple fracture

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

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