from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fracture in which broken bone fragments lacerate soft tissue and protrude through an open wound in the skin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See Fracture.
- n. a fracture in which there is an open wound from the surface down to the fracture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bone fracture associated with lacerated soft tissue or an open wound
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They found that Martinson's left leg had been hit with splinters and he had a compound fracture of the tibia.