stress fracture
noun Date: 1952 a usually hairline fracture of a bone that has been subjected to repeated stress

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  • stress fracture — n a usu. hairline fracture of a bone (as of the foot or lower leg) that has been subjected to repeated stress <occurrence of stress fractures among joggers> * * * a fracture caused by unusual or repeated stress on a bone, such as with… …   Medical dictionary

  • stress fracture — n. a fracture near the muscle attachments on the leg bones caused by repetitive stress, as from intensive exercise …   English World dictionary

  • stress fracture — stress ,fracture noun count MEDICAL a small break in a bone caused by regularly putting heavy pressure on it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Stress fracture — Infobox Disease Name = Stress fracture Caption = DiseasesDB = 7842 ICD10 = ICD10|M|48|4|m|45, ICD10|M|84|3|m|80 ICD9 = ICD9|733.93, ICD9|733.94, ICD9|733.95 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = radio eMedicineTopic = 783 eMedicine mult =… …   Wikipedia

  • stress fracture — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms stress fracture : singular stress fracture plural stress fractures medical a small break in a bone caused by regularly putting heavy pressure on it …   English dictionary

  • stress fracture — noun fracture resulting from excessive activity rather than a specific injury • Syn: ↑fatigue fracture • Hypernyms: ↑fracture, ↑break * * * noun, pl ⋯ tures [count] medical : a crack on the surface of a bone caused by repeated pressure The… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stress fracture — stress′ frac ture pat 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 • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • stress fracture — fracture in the feet caused by over straining them …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stress fracture — Pathol. a hairline crack in a bone, esp. of a foot or leg, caused by repeated or prolonged stress and often occurring in runners, dancers, and soldiers (march fracture). * * * …   Universalium

  • stress fracture — noun A small crack in a bone caused by repeated stress. Syn: fatigue fracture …   Wiktionary

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