Definition of Fracture. Meaning of Fracture. Synonyms of Fracture

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Definition of Fracture

Fracture
Fracture Frac"ture (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fractured (#; 135); p. pr. & vb. n.. Fracturing.] [Cf. F. fracturer.] To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a bone; to fracture the skull.
Fracture
Fracture Frac"ture (?; 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. Comminuted fracture (Surg.), a fracture in which the bone is broken into several parts. Complicated fracture (Surg.), a fracture of the bone combined with the lesion of some artery, nervous trunk, or joint. Compound fracture (Surg.), a fracture in which there is an open wound from the surface down to the fracture. Simple fracture (Surg.), a fracture in which the bone only is ruptured. It does not communicate with the surface by an open wound. Syn: Fracture, Rupture. 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 rupture?' --South.

Meaning of Fracture from wikipedia

- Fracture is the separation of an object or material into two or more pieces under the action of stress. The fracture of a solid usually occurs due to the...
- A bone fracture (abbreviated FRX or Fx, Fx, or #) is a medical condition in which there is a partial or complete break in the continuity of the bone. In...
- Penile fracture is rupture of one or both of the tunica albuginea, the fibrous coverings that envelop the ****'s corpora cavernosa. It is caused by rapid...
- A Colles' fracture is a type of fracture of the distal forearm in which the broken end of the radius is bent backwards. Symptoms may include pain, swelling...
- Fracture is a 2007 legal thriller film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling, and directed by Gregory Hoblit. It is the story of a man who shoots...
- An avulsion fracture is a bone fracture which occurs when a fragment of bone tears away from the main m**** of bone as a result of physical trauma. This...
- A fracture is the (local) separation of a body into two, or more, pieces under the action of stress. Fracture may also refer to: Bone fracture, a medical...
- A cervical fracture, commonly called a broken neck, is a fracture of any of the seven cervical vertebrae in the neck. Examples of common causes in humans...
- The Maisonneuve fracture is a spiral fracture of the proximal third of the fibula ****ociated with a tear of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis and the...
- fracture (a.k.a. torsion fracture) is a bone fracture occurring when torque (a rotating force) is applied along the axis of a bone. Spiral fractures often...
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