The definition of a fracture is a break or crack.(noun)
An example of a fracture is a broken toe.
Fracture is defined as to break, crack or split.(verb)
An example of fracture is splitting a tree branch into two pieces.
See fracture in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < L fractura, a breaking, breach, cleft < pp. of frangere, break
See fracture in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin frāctūra
Origin: , from frāctus
Origin: , past participle of frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.
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