longitudinal fracture

n.

A fracture that follows the long axis of the bone.

Nearby words

  1. longitudinal,
  2. longitudinal aberration,
  3. longitudinal coefficient,
  4. longitudinal dune,
  5. longitudinal fissure of cerebrum,
  6. longitudinal framing,
  7. longitudinal lie,
  8. longitudinal ligament,
  9. longitudinal muscle,
  10. longitudinal pontine bundle


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