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flesh wound

 (wo͞ond)
n.
A wound that penetrates the flesh but does not damage underlying bones or vital organs.

flesh wound

(wuːnd)
n
(Pathology) a wound affecting superficial tissues

flesh′ wound`

(wund)
n.
a wound that does not penetrate beyond the flesh; a slight or superficial wound.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flesh wound - a wound that does not damage important internal organs or shatter any bones
combat injury, wound, injury - a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
Translations

flesh wound

nFleischwunde f

flesh wound

nferita superficiale
References in classic literature ?
Soon he discovered that one of the charms was labelled: "For flesh wounds," and this the boy separated from the others.
Once in the left shoulder, and again in the left side--both flesh wounds, I think.
As the horses came in among them, the throng gave way at many points, and the Guards, following up their advantage, were rapidly clearing the ground, when two or three of the foremost, who were in a manner cut off from the rest by the people closing round them, made straight towards Barnaby and Hugh, who had no doubt been pointed out as the two men who dropped into the lobby: laying about them now with some effect, and inflicting on the more turbulent of their opponents, a few slight flesh wounds, under the influence of which a man dropped, here and there, into the arms of his fellows, amid much groaning and confusion.
As soon as they were through with me I hastened to the chariot of Dejah Thoris, where I found my poor Sola with her chest swathed in bandages, but apparently little the worse for her encounter with Sarkoja, whose dagger it seemed had struck the edge of one of Sola's metal breast ornaments and, thus deflected, had inflicted but a slight flesh wound.
It grazed the tawny shoulder, inflicting a flesh wound which aroused all the terrific bestiality of the carnivore, and the lion charged.
added the scout, taking up the limb of the patient sufferer, across which a deep flesh wound had been made by one of the bullets; "but a little bruised alder will act like a charm.
Though a flesh wound, it was a bloody one, and that may be why the surgeon did not at once detect those features which afterwards convinced him that the injury had been self-inflicted.
Crime writer Christopher Brookmyre will read from and discuss his darkest work, Flesh Wounds, and Sarah Moss will talk about Bodies of Light, her new novel set in Victorian Manchester.
According to one of the doctors, the President received some minor flesh wounds to the area of his head, and the small particles that were found on his skin were immediately removed.
This month, Christopher Brookmyre fans rejoiced in the new paperback of his best-selling thriller Flesh Wounds and Tony Black took readers into Ayr's dark shadows in Artefacts of the Dead.
Since clashes between activists and security forces worsened last week, doctors have faced more serious injuries, colds and frostbite from the searing cold escalating to flesh wounds, gas burns and concussions from the violence.
Walker only sustained a few flesh wounds, and no charges were filed.