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Definition: compound fracture
n : bone fracture associated with lacerated soft tissue or an
open wound [syn: open fracture
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Definition: Compound 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
, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See
, v. t.]
Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts;
produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or
things; composite; as, a compound word.
Compound substances are made up of two or more simple
substances. --I. Watts.
(Arith.), the addition, subtraction, etc., of
(Crystallog.), a twin crystal, or one
seeming to be made up of two or more crystals combined
according to regular laws of composition.
(Mech.), a form of steam engine in which
the steam that has been used in a high-pressure cylinder
is made to do further service in a larger low-pressure
cylinder, sometimes in several larger cylinders,
. (Chem.) See under Ether
(Bot.), a flower head resembling a single
flower, but really composed of several florets inclosed in
a common calyxlike involucre, as the sunflower or
. (Math.) See Fraction
. See Fracture
, a householder who compounds or
arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be
included in his rents. [Eng.]
. See Interest
. (Law) See Larceny
(Bot.), a leaf having two or more separate
blades or leaflets on a common leafstalk.
. See Microscope
. See Motion
(Math.), one constructed according to a
varying scale of denomination; as, 3 cwt., 1 qr., 5 lb.;
-- called also denominate number
(Arch.), a clustered column.
(Alg.), a quantity composed of two or
more simple quantities or terms, connected by the sign +
(plus) or - (minus). Thus, a + b - c, and bb - b, are
. (Chem.) See Radical
(Math.), the product of two or more ratios;
thus ab:cd is a ratio compounded of the simple ratios a:c
(Mech.), the tool carriage of an engine
(Mech.), a screw having on the same axis two
or more screws with different pitch (a differential
screw), or running in different directions (a right and
(Mus.), that in which two or more simple
measures are combined in one; as, 6-8 time is the joining
of two measures of 3-8 time.
, a word composed of two or more words;
specifically, two or more words joined together by a