avulse

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verb \ ə-ˈvəls \

Definition of avulse

avulsed; avulsing
transitive verb
:to separate by avulsion

Origin and Etymology of avulse

Latin avulsus, past participle of avellere to tear off, from ab- + vellere to pluck — more at vulnerable


Medical Dictionary

avulse

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transitive verb \ ə-ˈvəls \

medical Definition of avulse

avulsed; avulsing
:to separate by avulsion
  • an avulsed ligament

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