Refracture



noun
1.
the breaking of a bone, cartilage, or the like, or the resulting condition.
Compare comminuted fracture, complete fracture, compound fracture, greenstick fracture, simple fracture.
2.
the act of breaking; state of being broken.
3.
a break, breach, or split.
4.
the characteristic manner of breaking:
a material of unpredictable fracture.
5.
the characteristic appearance of a broken surface, as of a mineral.
verb (used with object), fractured, fracturing.
6.
to cause or to suffer a fracture in (a bone, etc.).
7.
to break or crack.
8.
Slang. to amuse highly or cause to laugh heartily; delight:
The new comic really fractured the audience.
verb (used without object), fractured, fracturing.
9.
to become fractured; break:
a mineral that does not fracture easily.
noun
1.
the act of breaking or the state of being broken
2.

the breaking or cracking of a bone or the tearing of a cartilage
the resulting condition See also Colles’ fracture, comminuted fracture, compound fracture, greenstick fracture, impacted (sense 2)

3.
a division, split, or breach
4.
(mineralogy)

the characteristic appearance of the surface of a freshly broken mineral or rock
the way in which a mineral or rock naturally breaks

verb
5.
to break or cause to break; split
6.
to break or crack (a bone) or (of a bone) to become broken or cracked
7.
to tear (a cartilage) or (of a cartilage) to become torn

refracture re·frac·ture (rē-frāk’chər)
n.
The breaking of a bone that has united after a previous fracture.

fracture frac·ture (frāk’chər)
n.

The act or process of breaking.

A break, rupture, or crack, especially in bone or cartilage.

v.
To cause to break.
fracture
(frāk’chər)
A break or rupture in bone tissue. ◇ A comminuted fracture results in more than two fragments. ◇ Although most fractures are caused by a direct blow or sudden, twisting force, stress fractures result from repetitive physical activity. ◇ In an incomplete fracture, the fracture line does not completely traverse the bone.
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