avulse

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verb \ə-ˈvəls\

Definition of avulse

avulsed

avulsing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1765


Medical Dictionary

avulse

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transitive verb \ə-ˈvəls\

Medical Definition of avulse

avulsed

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avulsing

  1. :  to separate by avulsion <an avulsed ligament>


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