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Rupture

Synonym(s)

  • traumatic rupture

Definition(s)

Forcible or traumatic tear or break of an organ or other soft part of the body.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

1: The tearing apart of a tissue <rupture of heart muscle> <rupture of an intervertebral disk>. 2: Hernia.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014