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avulseverb To tear away—as in a tendon avulsing from its point of insertion or attachment to a bone.
To separate or tear away a body part as from an accident or surgery.
[L. a vello, pp. a vulsus, to tear away]
To pull or tear away forcibly. In some cases, a surgeon must remove a nail by avulsing it from its matrix.
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