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Noun: avulsion  u'vúl-shun
  1. 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
  2. A forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another

Derived forms: avulsions

Type of: alteration, change, modification, separation

Encyclopedia: Avulsion