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Meaning of AVULSION

Pronunciation:  u'vulshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.
 

 

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