Colles' fracture

noun
Col·​les' fracture | \ ˈkäl-əs- How to pronounce Colles' fracture (audio) , ˈkäl-ˌēz- How to pronounce Colles' fracture (audio) \

Medical Definition of Colles' fracture

: a fracture of the lower end of the radius with backward displacement of the lower fragment and radial deviation of the hand at the wrist that produces a characteristic deformity — compare smith fracture

Learn More About Colles' fracture

Dictionary Entries Near Colles' fracture

collective unconscious

Colles' fracture

colliculus

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Colles' fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Colles%27%20fracture. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!