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compound fracture


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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