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compound fracture

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noun
  1. a fracture in which the broken bone is exposed through a wound in the skin.
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Origin of compound fracture

First recorded in 1535–45
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British Dictionary definitions for compound fracture

compound fracture

noun
  1. a fracture in which the broken bone either pierces the skin or communicates with an open wound
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compound fracture in Medicine

compound fracture

n.
  1. open fracture