avulsion

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avulsion (plural avulsions)

  1. The loss or separation of a body part, either by surgery or due to trauma
  2. An abrupt change in the course of a river, typically from one channel to another
  3. (hydrology) Movement of soil during a flood, or during a change in the course of a river, especially when a resulting change of land ownership is involved

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