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greenstick fracture

[green-stik] /ˈgrinˌstɪk/
noun
1.
an incomplete fracture of a long bone, in which one side is broken and the other side is still intact.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; green + stick1
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British Dictionary definitions for greenstick-fracture

greenstick fracture

/ˈɡriːnˌstɪk/
noun
1.
a fracture in children in which the bone is partly bent and splinters only on the convex side of the bend
Word Origin
C20: alluding to the similar way in which a green stick splinters
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greenstick-fracture in Medicine

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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