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Definition of: fracture

(frakchər) noun
1. The act, mode, or result of breaking, or the state of being broken.
2. A break.
3. The breaking of a bone; a break in a bone.
—comminuted fracture
A fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed.
—compound fracture
One leading to an open wound, often exposing the bone.
—impacted fracture
One in which the broken parts are driven into each other.
—simple fracture
One without any break in the skin: also closed fracture.

4. A rupture; crack.
5. The characteristic appearance of the freshly broken surface of a mineral, as a conchoidal fracture.
v.t. & v.i. ·tured, ·tur·ing
To break or be broken; crack. See synonyms under BREAK, RUPTURE.


Most often used phrases:

stress fracture
skull fracture
fracture zone
fracture mechanics
fracture toughness
bone fracture
hip fracture
hairline fracture
brittle fracture
fracture zones
leg fracture
conchoidal fracture
double fracture
fracture surface
fracture healing

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