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avulse

See avulsion.

avulse

verb To tear away—as in a tendon avulsing from its point of insertion or attachment to a bone.

a·vulse

(ă-vŭls')
To separate or tear away a body part as from an accident or surgery.
[L. a vello, pp. a vulsus, to tear away]

Avulse

To pull or tear away forcibly. In some cases, a surgeon must remove a nail by avulsing it from its matrix.
Mentioned in: Nail Removal

avulse,

v to tear off forcibly, as when a tooth is lost in an accident.