Fracture

A break in a rock formation due to structural stresses; e.g. faults, shears, joints, and planes of fracture cleavage.
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fracture

[n] - breaking of hard tissue such as bone 2. [n] - the act of cracking something 3. [v] - interrupt, break, or destroy 4. [v] - break into pieces 5. [v] - violate or abuse 6. [v] - become fractured 7. [v] - break, as of a bone 8. [v] - fracture a bone of
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Fracture

The fracture is seen when a mineral will not split cleanly on any cleavage level. Irregular breakage results where this occurs. For example, a pane of glass or quartz will form a conchoidal fracture. With the window pane you would see signs of shell like rounded fracture patterns. For more in depth details, see the Fact File page.
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Fracture

Refers to the shape of the broken surface of the mineral. Can occasionally be used in identification. Can be Conchoidal, Even, Uneven & Hackly
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Fracture

A complete, or incomplete breakage of a bone in the body.
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Fracture

A loss of continuity (breakage), usually sudden, of any structure resulting when internal stresses produced by load exceed the limits of its strength. The complexity and displacement of the fracture depend largely on the energy build-up in the structure prior to fracture. The shape of the fracture planes (transverse fracture, spiral fracture, avuls...
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Fracture

A break or crack in a bone.
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Fracture

Rupture of the surface of a laminate due to external or internal forces; may or may not result in complete separation.
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Fracture

a bone break
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Fracture

Any break in a bone
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Fracture

Breach of continuity of a bone. Types of fractures include simple, compound, comminuted, greenstick incomplete, impacted, longitudinal, oblique, stress, or transverse.
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Fracture

A broken bone.
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Fracture

Our Fracture Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Fracture Fracture: A break in bone or cartilage. Although usually the result of trauma, a fracture can be caused by an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis or by abnormal formation of bone in a disease such as osteogenesis imperfecta ('brittle bone di...
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Fracture

Frac'ture noun [ Latin fractura , from frangere , fractum , to break: confer French fracture . See Fraction .] 1. The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach. 2. (Surg.) The breaking of a bone. 3. (Min.) The text...
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Fracture

Frac'ture transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fractured (#; 135); present participle & verbal noun . Fracturing .] [ Confer French fracturer .] To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to ...
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fracture

<orthopaedics> A break or rupture in the cortex of bone. The act of breaking a bone. ... Origin: L. Fractura, from frangere = to break ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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fracture

crack noun the act of cracking something
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fracture

verb fracture a bone of; `I broke my foot while playing hockey`
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fracture

verb interrupt, break, or destroy; `fracture the balance of power`
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fracture

(frak´chәr) the breaking of a part, especially a bone. a break in continuity of bone; it may be caused by trauma, twisting due to muscle spasm or indirect loss of leverage, or by disease that results in osteopenia.
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Fracture

• (n.) The breaking of a bone. • (n.) The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture. • (n.) The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach. • (v. t.) To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of;...
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fracture

(from the article `deformation and flow`) ...a block of rock or concrete, a point will be reached at which the internal structure can no longer sustain the applied load by elastic deformation ... ...Conventional methods of stress analysis and materials-property tests were retained, but interpretation of results changed. The criterion fo...
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fracture

in mineralogy, appearance of a surface broken in directions other than along cleavage planes. There are several kinds of fractures: conchoidal ... [1 related articles]
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fracture

in pathology, a break in a bone caused by stress. Certain normal and pathological conditions may predispose bones to fracture. Children have ... [5 related articles]
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fracture

(L. fractura, from frangere to break) a break or rupture in a bone.
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