green-stick fracture

greenstick fracture

[green-stik]
noun
an incomplete fracture of a long bone, in which one side is broken and the other side is still intact.

Origin:
1880–85; green + stick1

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greenstick fracture (ˈɡriːnˌstɪk)
 
n
a fracture in children in which the bone is partly bent and splinters only on the convex side of the bend
 
[C20: alluding to the similar way in which a green stick splinters]

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greenstick fracture green·stick fracture (grēn'stĭk')
n.
A fracture in which one side of the bone is broken and the other side is bent.

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