divulse

[ dahy-vuhls, dih- ]
/ daɪˈvʌls, dɪ- /

verb (used with object), di·vulsed, di·vuls·ing.Surgery.

to tear away or apart, as distinguished from cut or dissect.

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Origin of divulse

1595–1605; <Latin dīvulsus (past participle of dīvellere), equivalent to dī-di-2 + vulsus plucked (past participle of vellere)
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