Medical Definition of Avulse

Avulse: To separate or tear away a body part, as from an accident or surgery. While playing football, he avulsed a spinous process.

Subscribe to MedicineNet's General Health Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.


Last Editorial Review: 6/9/2016

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors