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[dih-troo-zhuh n]
  1. the act of detruding.
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Origin of detrusion

1610–20; < Late Latin dētrūsiōn- (stem of dētrūsiō) a thrusting down, equivalent to Latin dētrūs(us) (past participle of dētrūdere; see detrude) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsde·tru·sive [dih-troo-siv] /dɪˈtru sɪv/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The various strains, to which the materials of a bridge are subjected—are compression, extension and detrusion.

    Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building

    G. B. N. Tower