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stress fracture

noun, Pathology
a hairline crack in a bone, especially of a foot or leg, caused by repeated or prolonged stress and often occurring in runners, dancers, and soldiers (march fracture) Unabridged
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stress fracture in Medicine

stress fracture n.
A fatigue fracture of bone caused by repeated application of a heavy load, such as the constant pounding on a surface by runners, gymnasts, and dancers.

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stress fracture in Science
stress fracture  
See under fracture.
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