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brittle easily broken, esp. along smooth fracture lines. [1/4 definitions]
compound fracture a fracture in which the broken bone has torn through the skin.
green-stick fracture a type of fracture to which children are esp. vulnerable, in which a long bone breaks only partway through.
joint in geology, a crack or fracture along which two large masses of rock touch. [1/13 definitions]
postfracture combined form of fracture.
simple fracture a bone fracture that does not tear through the skin or result in loose fragments.
stress fracture a hairline fracture, esp. in a leg or foot, that occurs as a result of repeated strenuous exercise and is a common ailment of professional runners, ballet dancers, and the like.