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simple fracture

a fracture in which the bone does not pierce the skin.
Also called closed fracture.
Origin of simple fracture
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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simple fracture

a fracture in which the broken bone does not pierce the skin Also called closed fracture Compare compound fracture
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simple fracture in Medicine

simple fracture n.
See closed fracture.

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