Avulsion vs Avulse - What's the difference?

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Avulsion is a related term of avulse.


As a noun avulsion

is the loss or separation of a body part, either by surgery or due to trauma.

As a verb avulse is

(medicine) to tear off forcibly.

avulsion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The loss or separation of a body part, either by surgery or due to trauma
  • An abrupt change in the course of a river, typically from one channel to another
  • (hydrology) Movement of soil during a flood, or during a change in the course of a river, especially when a resulting change of land ownership is involved
  • Derived terms

    * avulsive

    avulse

    English

    Verb

    (avuls)
  • (medicine) To tear off forcibly.
  • * 1997 , Manual of nail disease and surgery (ISBN 0-86542-638-4), chapter 7, page 70:
  • An alternative is to avulse the nail of the second or third toe [...]
  • * 2004 , Shoulder Surgery (ISBN 0-7216-9598-1), chapter 10, page 122:
  • [...] the resulting tension in the restraining ligament would be 600 pounds, sufficient to avulse the ligament.