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stress fracture

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fracture of bone caused by repeated application of a heavy load, such as the constant pounding on a surface by runners, gymnasts, and dancers.

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  • n. A small crack in a bone caused by repeated stress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fracture resulting from excessive activity rather than a specific injury

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