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stress fracture

n.
A fracture of bone caused by repeated application of a heavy load, such as the constant pounding on a surface by runners, gymnasts, and dancers.

stress′ frac`ture

a hairline fracture of a bone, esp. of a foot or leg, caused by repeated or prolonged stress and often occurring in runners, dancers, and soldiers.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stress fracture - fracture resulting from excessive activity rather than a specific injury
fracture, break - breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
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