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compound fracture

noun
1.
a fracture in which the broken bone is exposed through a wound in the skin.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45
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British Dictionary definitions for compound-fracture

compound fracture

noun
1.
a fracture in which the broken bone either pierces the skin or communicates with an open wound
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compound-fracture in Medicine

compound fracture n.
See open fracture.

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