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compound fracture

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
compound fractureˌcompound ˈfracture noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 MIa broken bone that cuts through someone’s skin
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compound fractureWard suffered a compound fracture of the left leg in Good Friday's derby match at Wigan.Case No. 8: 40 year-old woman sustained crushing compound fracture of two fingers in an automobile accident.It is so-called because of the compound fracture of the leg which Pott himself suffered as the result of an accident in 1756.
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