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Avulsion in general refers to a tearing away. Specifically, it can refer to:
- A type of amputation where the extremity is pulled off rather than cut off
- Avulsion fracture
- Avulsion injury, in which a body structure is detached from its normal point of insertion, either torn away by trauma or cut by surgery
Real estate and geology
- Avulsion (legal term), the sudden loss of land by the action of water
- Avulsion (river), abandonment of an old river channel and the creation of a new one
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