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Definition: comminuted fracture
n : fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed
English → English
Definition: Comminuted fracture
(?; 135), n. [L. fractura, fr. frangere,
fractum, to break: cf. F. fracture. See Fraction
1. The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach.
2. (Surg.) The breaking of a bone.
3. (Min.) The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a
compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture.
(Surg.), a fracture in which the bone
is broken into several parts.
(Surg.), a fracture of the bone
combined with the lesion of some artery, nervous trunk, or
(Surg.), a fracture in which there is an
open wound from the surface down to the fracture.
(Surg.), a fracture in which the bone only
is ruptured. It does not communicate with the surface by
an open wound.
Usage: These words denote different kinds of breaking,
according to the objects to which they are applied.
Fracture is applied to hard substances; as, the
fracture of a bone. Rupture is oftener applied to soft
substances; as, the rupture of a blood vessel. It is
also used figuratively. “To be an enemy and once to
have been a friend, does it not embitter the
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comminuted
pr. & vb. n. Comminuting
.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of
comminuere to comminute; com- + minuere to lessen. See
To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to
pulverize; to triturate; to grind; as, to comminute chalk or
bones; to comminute food with the teeth. --Pennant.
. See under Fracture