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A fracture that does not extend through the full transverse width of a bone.
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|Noun||1.||incomplete fracture - fracture that does not go across the entire width of the bone|
fracture, break - breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
greenstick fracture - a partial fracture of a bone (usually in children); the bone is bent but broken on only one side
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