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1. a small slender fragment.
2. to break into small fragments.
Etymology: D, splinte
a sharp, pointed piece of bone or other substance.
splinter(splĭn′tĕr) [MD. splinte, a wedge]
1. A fragment from a fractured bone.
2. A slender, sharp piece of material piercing or embedded in the skin or subcutaneous tissue.