simple fracture

noun

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


SIMPLE FRACTURE Defined for English Language Learners

simple fracture

noun

Definition of simple fracture for English Language Learners

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


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simple fracture

noun

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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