Definition of Hairline fracture

1. Noun. A fracture without separation of the fragments and the line of the break being very thin.

Exact synonyms: Capillary Fracture
Generic synonyms: Break, Fracture



Medical Definition of Hairline fracture

1. A fracture without separation of the fragments, the line of break being hairlike, as seen sometimes in the skull. Synonym: capillary fracture. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hairline Fracture

haires
hairgrip
hairgrips
hairier
hairiest
hairily
hairiness
hairinesses
hairing
hairless
hairlessly
hairlessness
hairlessnesses
hairlike
hairline
hairline fracture (current term)
hairlines
hairlock
hairlocks
hairnet
hairnets
hairnetted
hairpiece
hairpieces
hairpin
hairpin bend
hairpin curve
hairpin loop
hairpin loops
hairpin turn

Literary usage of Hairline fracture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nonfiction Reading Practice, Grade 2 by Kristen Kunkel (2003)
"The cells will cover both ends of the fracture and close up the break. Soon the bone is as good as new! hairline fracture complete fracture greenstick ..."

2. Phantasmagoria by Montgomery Hughes, David Atkinson (2006)
"But on closer inspection it had a hairline fracture across its face. ... As the watch landed, the hairline fracture became suddenly too much for it to bear, ..."

3. Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"What about a hairline fracture that is given no treatment and does not interfere with the employee's work activities? A. Injuries resulting in fractures ..."

4. Larue's Maneuvers by James Isaiah Gabbe (2007)
"It dawned on me that, at last, something good might be happening and all it'd taken was a concussion, hairline fracture or maybe a gaping crack. ..."

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