hairline fracture

hairline fracture
hairline fracture n a fracture that appears as a narrow crack along the surface of a bone

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  • hairline fracture — noun a fracture without separation of the fragments and the line of the break being very thin • Syn: ↑capillary fracture • Hypernyms: ↑fracture, ↑break …   Useful english dictionary

  • hairline fracture — /hɛəlaɪn ˈfræktʃə/ (say hairluyn frakchuh) noun a break or fault in a bone, metal casting, etc., which reveals itself as a very thin line on the surface …   Australian-English dictionary

  • hairline — ► NOUN 1) the edge of a person s hair. 2) (before another noun ) very thin or fine: a hairline fracture …   English terms dictionary

  • hairline — hair|line [ˈheəlaın US ˈher ] n 1.) the line around your head, especially at the front, where your hair starts growing ▪ He had put on weight, and his hairline was beginning to recede. 2.) a hairline crack/fracture a very thin crack ▪ a hairline… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hairline — noun (C) 1 the line around your head, especially at the front, where your hair starts growing: a receding hairline 2 a hairline crack/fracture a very thin crack: a hairline fracture in a bone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hairline — [[t]he͟ə(r)laɪn[/t]] hairlines 1) N COUNT: usu sing, oft poss N Your hairline is the edge of the area where your hair grows on your head. Joanne had a small dark birthmark near her hairline... His hairline had receded slightly over the years. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • hairline — I UK [ˈheə(r)ˌlaɪn] / US [ˈherˌlaɪn] noun [countable] Word forms hairline : singular hairline plural hairlines the line at the top of your forehead where your hair begins a receding hairline (= higher than it used to be, because some hair has… …   English dictionary

  • hairline — hair|line1 [ her,laın ] noun count the line at the top of your forehead where your hair begins: a receding hairline (=higher than it used to be, because some hair has fallen out): treatment for men with receding hairlines hairline hair|line 2 [… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fracture — /ˈfræktʃə / (say frakchuh) noun 1. the breaking of a bone, cartilage, etc., or the resulting condition (in a bone, called a simple fracture when the broken bone does not pierce the skin and a compound fracture when either the broken bone pierces… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • fracture — frac|ture1 [ˈfræktʃə US ər] v [I and T] 1.) if a bone or other hard substance fractures, or if it is fractured, it breaks or cracks ▪ The immense pressure causes the rock to fracture. fracture your leg/arm/hip etc ▪ He fractured his right leg… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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