a fracture of a bone in which the separated parts are splintered or fragmented.
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Origin of comminuted fracture
First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for comminuted fracture
a fracture in which the bone is splintered or fragmented
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Medicine definitions for comminuted fracture
A fracture in which the bone is splintered, crushed, or broken into pieces.
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Science definitions for comminuted fracture
[ kŏm′ə-nōō′tĭd ]
See under fracture.
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