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abrasion

Pronunciation: ă-brā′zhŭn

Definition:

  1. An excoriation, or circumscribed removal of the superficial layers of skin or mucous membrane.
  2. A scraping away of a portion of the surface.
  3. In dentistry, the pathologic grinding or wearing away of tooth substance by incorrect tooth-brushing methods, the presence of foreign objects, bruxism, or similar causes.

Synonym(s): abraded wound

[see abrade]

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