Definition of comminuted in English:

comminuted

adjective

technical
  • 1Reduced to minute particles or fragments.

    ‘finely comminuted and amorphous materials’
    • ‘The results indicate a significant quantity of sand and silt in the samples consists of carbonate material, possibly comprising comminuted fossils.’
    • ‘The carbonate component is represented by rounded and polished grains of comminuted molluscs.’
    • ‘The ribbon could be used for specialty applications, but is most often comminuted into flake powder for subsequent degassing and consolidation.’
    • ‘The mudstone drapes contain very finely comminuted plant debris.’
    fine-grained, powdery, dusty, chalky, floury, powdered, ground, granulated, crushed, pulverized
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    1. 1.1Medicine
      (of a fracture) producing multiple bone splinters.
      ‘a grossly comminuted humeral fracture’
      ‘most avian fractures tend to be comminuted’
      • ‘Imagine an open displaced angulated comminuted clavicle fracture.’
      • ‘‘Our club doctor Mark Waller has confirmed that he suffered a comminuted fracture of the tibia and fracture of the fibula in his left leg.’’
      • ‘If any instability is noted after reduction or the fracture is comminuted, the patient should be referred to an orthopedist.’
      • ‘One broken wrist, comminuted, and one rule-out internal bleeding.’
      • ‘Beneath the muscles, and on the same side, I found an extensive comminuted fracture, the bone being broken into eight or nine different portions, and driven in upon the brain.’

Origin

Early 17th century: past participle of comminute, from Latin comminut- broken into pieces, from the verb comminuere, from com- together + minuere lessen.

Pronunciation:

comminuted

/ˈkɒmɪnjuːtɪd/