[ih-vuhl-shuh n]


the act of plucking or pulling out; forcible extraction.

Origin of evulsion

1605–15; < Latin ēvulsiōn- (stem of ēvulsiō), equivalent to ēvuls(us) plucked out (past participle of ēvellere, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vellere to pluck) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for evulsion



rare the act of extracting by force

Word Origin for evulsion

C17: from Latin ēvulsiō, from ēvellere, from vellere to pluck
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evulsion in Medicine




A forcible pulling out or extraction.
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