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puncture wound

punc·ture wound

/ˈpəNGk(t)SHər wo͞ond/

Noun

An opening in the skin is created when a sharp object is pushed through it. Depending on the location of the injury, bleeding may not be significant. The puncture may be the sign that points to a more significant injury underneath, and puncture wounds can easily become infected, especially if the wound is deep.