Fracture

Definition of Fracture

Frac´ture
n.1.The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach.
2.(Surg.) The breaking of a bone.
3.(Min.) The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture.
Comminuted fracture
(Surg.) a fracture in which the bone is broken into several parts.
Complicated fracture
(Surg.) a fracture of the bone combined with the lesion of some artery, nervous trunk, or joint.
Compound fracture
(Surg.) a fracture in which there is an open wound from the surface down to the fracture.
Simple fracture
(Surg.) a fracture in which the bone only is ruptured. It does not communicate with the surface by an open wound.
v. t.1.To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a bone; to fracture the skull.
[imp. & p. p. Fractured (#; 135); p. pr. & vb. n.. Fracturing.]

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