diastatic fracture


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di·a·stat·ic frac·ture

(dī'ă-stat'ik frak'shŭr)
1. Separation of cranial bones at a suture.
2. Fracture with marked separation of bone fragments.
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diastatic fracture

A fracture that follows a cranial suture and causes it to separate.
See also: fracture
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