Definition of Divulse

1. to tear away [v -VULSED, -VULSING, -VULSES]



Medical Definition of Divulse

1. To tear away or apart. Origin: L. Di-vello, pp. Di-vulsus, to pull apart (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Divulse

divulgater
divulgaters
divulgates
divulgating
divulgation
divulgations
divulge
divulged
divulgement
divulgence
divulgences
divulger
divulgers
divulges
divulging
divulse (current term)
divulsed
divulses
divulsing
divulsion
divulsions
divulsive
divulsor
divvers
divvied
divvies
divvy
divvy duck
divvy up
divvy van

Literary usage of Divulse

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1. The Lancet-clinic by Mississippi Valley Medical Association, Ohio Valley Medical Association (1908)
"ciently deep or its edges sufficiently indurated to make necessary an operation under anesthesia, it should not be considered good surgery simply to divulse ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1898)
"sphincter ani in women is much easier to divulse than is that in the male, ... If we anaesthetize our patient and thoroughly divulse the sphincter muscle, ..."

3. West Virginia Medical Journal by West Virginia State Medical Association (1907)
"... step in the technic is to divulse the sphincters under nitrous oxide ; then apply hot cotton compresses to the anus for ten or fifteen minutes; ..."

4. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1896)
"As a dernier ressort an attempt was then made to divulse the stricture by pushing the instrument with sufficient force to accomplish the object in view; ..."

5. Transactions of the Colorado State Medical Society by Colorado State Medical Society (1901)
"The first is as to the advisability of undertaking to divulse the sphincter ... It is rather hard to satisfactorily divulse some sphincters, without the use ..."

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