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coroner fracture

coroner fracture
 n.— «Hay, a pediatric radiologist at Children’s Hospital in Denver, said fractures of a child’s growth plates at the ends of the bones can occur because they are a weaker part of the bone. They are commonly called “bucket handle” or “coroner fractures,” he said, and noted Jason suffered from several.» —“Radiologist says baby was abused in Midyette case” by Christine Reid Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado) Dec. 13, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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