dissection

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dissection

[də′sek·shən]
(geology)
Destruction of the continuity of the land surface by erosive cutting of valleys or ravines into a relatively even surface.
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The vast majority of carotid artery dissections arise distal to the carotid division.
Traumatic internal carotid artery dissections caused by blunt softball injuries.
Spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection presenting as hypoglossal nerve palsy.

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