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puncture wound

puncture wound in Medicine

puncture wound n.
A wound that is deeper than it is wide, produced by a narrow pointed object.

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  • Where inflammation is caused by a puncture wound and subfascial infection occurs, there is evident manifestation of pain.

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  • It is not—wait a minute, excuse me—it is not so clearly a puncture wound as the one below.

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