hangman's fracture

[hăngmənz]

n.

A fracture or dislocation fracture of the cervical vertebrae near the base of the skull.

Nearby words

  1. heptahedron,
  2. heptahydrate,
  3. heptamerous,
  4. heptameter,
  5. heptametrical,
  6. heptanedioic acid,
  7. heptangular,
  8. heptanone,
  9. heptarchy,
  10. heptastich


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