- Broken into several pieces; denoting especially a fractured bone. [L. com-minuo, pp. -minutus, to make smaller, break into pieces, fr. minor, less]
* * *com·mi·nut·ed adj being a fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed into numerous pieces <a \comminuted elbow fracture>
* * *com·mi·nut·ed (komґĭ-ntґəd) [com- + L. minuere to diminish] broken or crushed into small pieces, as a comminuted fracture.
Medical dictionary. 2011.