compound fracture


noun

a fracture in which the broken bone is exposed through a wound in the skin.

Nearby words

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  2. compound fault,
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  9. compound interest,
  10. compound interval

Origin of compound fracture

First recorded in 1535–45

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British Dictionary definitions for compound fracture

compound fracture

noun

a fracture in which the broken bone either pierces the skin or communicates with an open wound
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Medicine definitions for compound fracture

compound fracture

n.

open fracture

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