evul·​sion | \ i-ˈvəl-shən How to pronounce evulsion (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web This procedure is called a nail evulsion: First, the finger or toe is given a local numbing treatment. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "What to Do When Your Fingernail Gets Bruised (or Falls Off)," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of evulsion

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for evulsion

Latin evulsion-, evulsio, from evellere to pluck out, from e- + vellere to pluck — more at vulnerable

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The first known use of evulsion was circa 1611

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“Evulsion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evulsion. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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evul·​sion | \ i-ˈvəl-shən How to pronounce evulsion (audio) \

Medical Definition of evulsion

1 : the act of extracting forcibly : extraction evulsion of a tooth
2 : avulsion evulsion of the biceps tendon

Other Words from evulsion

evulse \ i-​ˈvəls How to pronounce evulsion (audio) \ transitive verb evulsed; evulsing

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