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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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