evulsion

noun

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

Examples of evulsion in a Sentence

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, 19 Jan. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

evulsion

noun
evul·​sion i-ˈvəl-shən How to pronounce evulsion (audio)
1
: the act of extracting forcibly : extraction
evulsion of a tooth
2
: avulsion
evulsion of the biceps tendon
evulse transitive verb
evulsed; evulsing
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