Comminuted
Comminute Com"mi*nute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comminuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comminuting}.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of comminuere to comminute; com- + minuere to lessen. See {Minute}.] To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to pulverize; to triturate; to grind; as, to comminute chalk or bones; to comminute food with the teeth. --Pennant. [1913 Webster]

{Comminuted fracture}. See under {Fracture}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Comminuted — may refer to: comminuted bone, as in a crushed or splintered bone comminuted material, which has been pulverised or titurated, such as Pulverised fuel ash in coal burning This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If… …   Wikipedia

  • comminuted — Broken into several pieces; denoting especially a fractured bone. [L. com minuo, pp. minutus, to make smaller, break into pieces, fr. minor, less] * * * com·mi·nut·ed adj being a fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed into numerous… …   Medical dictionary

  • comminuted — minced or fragmented fish flesh. It may be mechanically comminuted such that the type and form of the fish is no longer recognisable, or be fish fillets minced after removal of skin and bones, or disintegrated fish with some protein removed as in …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • comminuted — adjective Reduced to small particles or to powder, as by crushing or pulverizing. Syn: triturated …   Wiktionary

  • comminuted — adj. fractured to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading com·mi·nute || kÉ’mɪnjuːt v. crush, grind, pulverize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • comminuted — [ kɒmɪnju:tɪd] adjective 1》 technical reduced to minute particles or fragments. 2》 Medicine (of a fracture) producing multiple bone splinters. Derivatives comminution noun Origin C17 (earlier (C16) as comminution): past participle of comminute,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • comminuted —    Ae (as dust or powder) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • comminuted — commˈinuted adjective 1. Pulverized 2. Broken into tiny pieces • • • Main Entry: ↑comminute …   Useful english dictionary

  • Comminuted fracture — Comminute Com mi*nute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comminuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comminuting}.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of comminuere to comminute; com + minuere to lessen. See {Minute}.] To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to pulverize;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comminuted fracture — noun fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed • Hypernyms: ↑fracture, ↑break * * * noun : a fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed into numerous pieces * * * a fracture of a bone in which the separated parts are splintered …   Useful english dictionary

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