avulsion

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avulsion

[ə′vəl·shən]
(hydrology)
A sudden change in the course of a stream by which a portion of land is cut off, as where a stream cuts across and forms an oxbow.
(medicine)
Tearing one part away from the other, either by trauma or surgery.
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Following traumatic avulsion or malposition, there is a period of time during which a tooth can be successfully replaced in its socket.
Traumatic avulsion of the ulnar collateral ligament of the IP joint of the thumb.
Senaran, "Closed traumatic avulsion of both flexor tendons in the ring finger," The Journal of Trauma, vol.
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