Avulsion A*vul"sion, n. [L. avulsio.] 1. A tearing asunder; a forcible separation. [1913 Webster]

The avulsion of two polished superficies. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. A fragment torn off. --J. Barlow. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) The sudden removal of lands or soil from the estate of one man to that of another by an inundation or a current, or by a sudden change in the course of a river by which a part of the estate of one man is cut off and joined to the estate of another. The property in the part thus separated, or cut off, continues in the original owner. --Wharton. Burrill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Avulsion — in general refers to a tearing away. Specifically, it can refer to: * A form of amputation where the extremity is pulled off rather than cut off. * Avulsion fracture * Avulsion injury, the removal of all the layers of skin from abrasion * In the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Avulsion — Tearing away. A nerve can be avulsed by an injury, as can part of a bone. * * * A tearing away or forcible separation. Cf.:evulsion. [L. a vello, pp. vulsus, to tear away] nerve a. the tearing away of a peripheral nerve at its point of origin… …   Medical dictionary

  • avulsión — ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Acción y resultado de extraer un órgano o formación patológica de su sitio. SINÓNIMO extirpación * * * avulsión (del lat. «avulsĭo, ōnis») f. Cir. Extirpación. * * * avulsión. (Del lat. avulsĭo, ōnis). f …   Enciclopedia Universal

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