Meaning of “compound fracture” in the English Dictionary

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"compound fracture" in British English

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compound fracturenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒm.paʊnd ˈfræk.tʃər/ us /ˌkɑːm.paʊnd ˈfræk.tʃɚ/

an injury caused by a bone breaking or cracking and cutting through the surrounding flesh

(Definition of “compound fracture” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)