avulsion


avul·sion

noun \ə-ˈvəl-shən\

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

1622

avul·sion

noun \ə-ˈvəl-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AVULSION

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

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