from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bone fracture that causes little or no damage to the surrounding soft tissues.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a fracture in which the bone only is ruptured. It does not communicate with the surface by an open wound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an uncomplicated fracture in which the broken bones to not pierce the skin
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