[dih-vuhl-shuhn, dahy-]
noun Surgery.
a tearing apart; violent separation.

1595–1605; < Latin dīvulsiōn- (stem of dīvulsiō), equivalent to dīvuls(us) (see divulse) + -iōn- -ion

divulsive [dih-vuhl-siv] , adjective
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divulsion (daɪˈvʌlʃən)
a tearing or pulling apart
[C17: from Latin dīvulsiō, from dīvulsus torn apart, from dīvellere to rend, from di-² + vellere to pull]

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divulsion di·vul·sion (dĭ-vŭl'shən)

  1. The removal of a part by tearing.

  2. The forcible dilation of the walls of a cavity or canal.

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