penetrating wound

[ pĕnĭ-trā′tĭng ]

n.

A wound accompanied by disruption of the body surface that extends into the underlying tissue or into a body cavity.

Nearby words

  1. penetrance,
  2. penetrant,
  3. penetrant gene,
  4. penetrate,
  5. penetrating,
  6. penetration,
  7. penetration aid,
  8. penetrative,
  9. penetrometer,
  10. peneus


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