Middle English Dictionary Entry

ruptūre n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
Med. & surg.: (a) The breaking of a bodily swelling or bliser; (b) rupture of a vein, the cornea, etc.; (c) hernia, rupture; ~dindimal (inguinale), hernia in the groin region; (d) a bone fracture; (e) a fissure in the body tissue.
2.
(a) Violation of morality, a treaty, etc.; (b) a breaking off of negotiations.
3.
A breech in prison fortification.

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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. rupture.