Definition of avulsion
: a forcible separation or detachment: as a : a tearing away of a body part accidentally or surgically b : a sudden cutting off of land by flood, currents, or change in course of a body of water; especially : one separating land from one person's property and joining it to another's
First Known Use of avulsion
Medical Definition of avulsion
: a tearing away of a body part accidentally or surgically <avulsion of the fingernail>
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