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avulsion

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noun avul·sion \ə-ˈvəl-shən\

Definition of avulsion

  1. :  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



1622

First Known Use of avulsion

1622


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avulsion

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noun avul·sion \ə-ˈvəl-shən\

Medical Definition of avulsion

  1. :  a tearing away of a body part accidentally or surgically <avulsion of the fingernail>




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