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Meaning of AVULSION

Pronunciation:  u'vulshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a forcible tearing or separation of one body part from another

AVULSION is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: separation



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

         The avulsion of two polished superficies. --Locke.

2. A fragment torn off. --J. Barlow.

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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: when a muscle is forcefully stretched beyond its freely available range of motion, or when it meets a sudden, unexpected resistance while contracting forcefully.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A sudden shift in the location of a water channel.