compression fracture

noun

Medical Definition of compression fracture

: fracture (as of a vertebra) caused by compression of one bone against another

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“Compression fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/compression%20fracture. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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