flesh wound

[ woond ]
/ wund /

noun

a wound that does not penetrate beyond the flesh; a slight or superficial wound.

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Origin of flesh wound

First recorded in 1665–75
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British Dictionary definitions for flesh wound

flesh wound
/ (wuːnd) /

noun

a wound affecting superficial tissues
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Medical definitions for flesh wound

flesh wound

n.

A wound that penetrates the flesh but does not damage underlying bones or vital organs.
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