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comminuted

 [kom´ĭ-nūt″ed]
broken or crushed into small pieces, as a comminuted fracture.

com·mi·nut·ed

(kom'i-nū'ted),
Broken into several pieces; denoting especially a fractured bone.
[L. com-minuo, pp. -minutus, to make smaller, break into pieces, fr. minor, less]

comminuted

/com·mi·nut·ed/ (kom´in-ldbomact″id) broken or crushed into small pieces, as a comminuted fracture.

comminuted

[kom′inyo̅o̅′tid]
Etymology: L, comminuere, to break into pieces
crushed or broken into a number of pieces.

com·mi·nut·ed

(kom'i-nū'tĕd)
Broken into several pieces; denoting especially a fractured bone.
[L. comminuo, pp. -minutus, to make smaller, break into pieces, fr. minor, less]

comminuted

Broken in several places, especially of a bone fracture; shattered.

comminuted

broken or crushed into small pieces, as a comminuted fracture.
Comminuted fracture of the tibia. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
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In this study, four different types of feedstock (2-mo-old and 1-y-old materials of conifer slash and hardwood whole trees) were comminuted separately using the same grinder with the same operators.
There was also an avulsion fracture of the anterosuperior acetabulum and a severely comminuted fracture of the right femoral neck with cephalad displacement.
Locking and hybrid plates tend to offer greater fixation which proves to be beneficial for comminuted fractures or patients with poor bone stock.
This is similar in character, although morphologically and texturally different, to amorphous pieces of "finely comminuted plant material" described by Mason et al.
Fractures can be further classified into simple, comminuted and open.
The manufacturer of fully cooked and frozen sausages, meat balls and other comminuted meat products has been bought by its management team.
The system provides for lag screw fixation for comminuted patterns, non-locking screws to obtain compression across simple patterns and locking fixation in osteopenic bone and multi-fragmentary fracture patterns.
With MultiMix, an innovation from Weltec Biopower, fibrous and sticky input materials such as grass silage, solid manure or co-substrates are comminuted, thus increasing their surface so that it is suitable for bacteria.
This revealed an extensively comminuted fracture extending proximally.
Recent studies involving cowpea flour as an extender up 10% inclusion in coarse smoked pork and beef sausages, meat balls and comminuted beef and pork frankfurter-style sausages have shown promising results in terms of yield and sensory qualities of these products [5, 6, 7, 8].
Physical and radiographic examination identified an open, comminuted, oblique fracture of the distal one-third of the right tarsometatarsus diaphysis.
CASE FACTS: On March 5,2004, Tracey Beswick was admitted to Floyd Memorial Hospital for surgery to repair a comminuted fracture to his left elbow at the head of the radius bone.