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