Medical Term:

despumation

Pronunciation: des′pyū-mā′shŭn

Definition:

  1. The rising of impurities to the surface of a liquid.
  2. The skimming off of impurities on the surface of a liquid.

[L. de-spumo, pp. -atus, to skim, fr. spumo, to foam, fr. spuma, foam]

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