comminution

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comminution (plural comminutions)

  1. (mining, waste management) The breaking or grinding up of a material to form smaller particles.
  2. (traumatology) Fracture of a bone site in multiple pieces (at least three); crumbling.

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Differs from compound = open fracture. (Mix forms do happen though.)