noun Date: 1622 a forcible separation or detachment: as a. a tearing away of a body part accidentally or surgically b. a sudden cutting off of land by flood, currents, or change in course of a body of water; especially one separating land from one person's property and joining it to another's

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  • avulsion — [ avylsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • fin XIVe; lat. avulsio, de avellere « arracher » ♦ Didact. Action d arracher. ⇒ arrachement. L avulsion d une dent. ⇒ extraction. ● avulsion nom féminin (latin avulsio, arrachement) Force subite par laquelle un fleuve ou une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • avulsion — avul·sion /ə vəl shən/ n [Latin avulsio act of tearing away, from avellere to tear away, from a off, away + vellere to pull, pluck]: a sudden cutting off of land by flood or change in the course of a body of water; esp: one that separates a… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • avulsión — f. cirug. Extracción o arrancamiento de una parte de un cuerpo. Medical Dictionary. 2011. avulsión extracción o arrancamiento de una …   Diccionario médico

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avulsion — (lat.), Ab , Losreißung; s. Akzession …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Avulsion — (lat.), Ab , Loßreißung eines Erdkörpers (Avulsum) durch Wassergewalt und seine Ansetzung an eine andere Uferstelle. Die Rechtssätze hierüber sind in Deutschland dem Landesrecht überlassen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • avulsión — (Del lat. avulsĭo, ōnis). f. Med. extirpación …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • avulsion — [ə vul′shən] n. [L avulsio < a , from + pp. of vellere, to pull: see REVULSION] 1. a separation by force 2. Med. the tearing away of a structure or part by surgical traction or by accident 3. a structure, part, etc. separated by force 4. the… …   English World dictionary

  • 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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