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comminuted fracture

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noun
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

comminuted fracture

noun
a fracture in which the bone is splintered or fragmented
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Medical definitions for comminuted fracture

comminuted fracture

n.
A fracture in which the bone is splintered, crushed, or broken into pieces.
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Scientific definitions for comminuted fracture

comminuted fracture
[ kŏm′ə-nōōtĭd ]

See under fracture.
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