avulsion

Primary Meanings of avulsion

1.
n
a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another
2.
n
an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another
Full Definitions of avulsion
1

n a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another

Type of:
separation
the act of dividing or disconnecting
2

n an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another

Type of:
alteration, change, modification
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

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