pathologic fracture

n.

A bone fracture occurring at a site weakened by disease, especially by a neoplasm or bone necrosis.

Nearby words

  1. psychoprophylaxis,
  2. psychosensory,
  3. psychosexual,
  4. psychosexual development,
  5. psychosexual dysfunction,
  6. psychosocial,
  7. psychosociology,
  8. psychosomatic,
  9. psychosomatic disorder,
  10. psychosomatic medicine


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