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Meaning of “stress fracture” in the English Dictionary

"stress fracture" in British English

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stress fracturenoun [C]

us us specialized
a ​thincrack in a ​bone, ​especially in the ​leg or ​foot: He ​needs to have an ​operation for a ​stressfracture in his ​foot.
(Definition of stress fracture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stress fracture" in American English

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stress fracturenoun [C]

 /ˈstres ˌfræk·tʃər/
a ​thincrack in a ​bone, esp. in the ​leg or ​foot
(Definition of stress fracture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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