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Rarely used term for surgical separation of tissues or organs which are adherent, either normally or pathologically.
[Fr. ungluing]
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Gently eastdipping reflectors beneath the Bottle Lake pluton (BLP) at 2 to 3 seconds depth are interpreted as northwest-directed blind thrusts above a possible decollement (D).
Thus, the SRT and SF is the surface expression of the leading edge of a decollement related thrust (Lillie et al.
This belt is formed along west dipping, imbricated structures, rooting down to a 5-6 km deep main decollement (Figure 3 a, b).
Movement along the Salt Range Thrust and decollement is usually aseismic (Burbank et.
Cambrian to Lower Miocene), (4) Upper mobile group (Miocene salt, decollement level), and (5) In competent group (Lower Miocene to Plio--Pleistocene, mostly clastic sediments) [22].
Esto podria indicar que una parte importante del deslizamiento tectonico en el sistema de falla inverso se esta originando por movimiento asismico a lo largo de un plano de decollement y por deformacion plastica, es decir, via plegamiento en su parte frontal.
Thin silt/fines layer between the upper and lower sands represent a decollement surface as a mark of shear during the plate transport.
Pour provoquer le decollement de la gangue, le potentiel delectrolyse est choisi de facon que la decomposition de l'eau entraine le degagement de microbulles d'hydrogene gazeux a l'interface entre le metal et sa gangue.
1999, Role of a ductile decollement in the development of pull-apart basins: Experimental results and natural examples.
Individual topics include interaction between normal faults and pre-existing thrust systems in analogue models; analogue and numerical modeling of accretionary prisms with a decollement in sediments; and the relation between effective friction and fault slip rate across the northern San Andreas fault system.
Operation de chirurgie esthetique, par decollement et tension de l'epiderme.