[dih-vuhl-shuh n, dahy-]

noun Surgery.

a tearing apart; violent separation.

Origin of divulsion

1595–1605; < Latin dīvulsiōn- (stem of dīvulsiō), equivalent to dīvuls(us) (see divulse) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsdi·vul·sive [dih-vuhl-siv] /dɪˈvʌl sɪv/, adjective
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a tearing or pulling apart
Derived Formsdivulsive, adjective

Word Origin for divulsion

C17: from Latin dīvulsiō, from dīvulsus torn apart, from dīvellere to rend, from di- ² + vellere to pull
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divulsion in Medicine




The removal of a part by tearing.
The forcible dilation of the walls of a cavity or canal.
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