flesh wound

a wound that does not penetrate beyond the flesh; a slight or superficial wound.


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flesh wound (wuːnd)
a wound affecting superficial tissues

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flesh wound n.
A wound that penetrates the flesh but does not damage underlying bones or vital organs.

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Example sentences
He has received a severe flesh wound in the right arm, and expects to be able
  to come home in about a week.
The ball took effect in the thigh, inflicting a dangerous flesh wound.
One of the bullets lodged in his side, making a flesh wound.
The former fired three shots, one inflicting a slight flesh wound.
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