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divulsion

[dih-vuhl-shuh n, dahy-] /dɪˈvʌl ʃən, daɪ-/
noun, Surgery
1.
a tearing apart; violent separation.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin dīvulsiōn- (stem of dīvulsiō), equivalent to dīvuls(us) (see divulse) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
divulsive
[dih-vuhl-siv] /dɪˈvʌl sɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for divulsive

divulsion

/daɪˈvʌlʃən/
noun
1.
a tearing or pulling apart
Derived Forms
divulsive, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dīvulsiō, from dīvulsus torn apart, from dīvellere to rend, from di-² + vellere to pull
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divulsive in Medicine

divulsion di·vul·sion (dĭ-vŭl'shən)
n.

  1. The removal of a part by tearing.

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

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