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trituration

Pronunciation: trich'yur-a'shun

Definition:

  1. The act of reducing a drug to a fine powder and incorporating it thoroughly with sugar of milk by rubbing the two together in a mortar.
  2. Mixing of dental amalgam in a mortar and pestle or with a mechanical device.

Synonym(s): tripsis1

[L. trituratio, fr. trituro, to thresh, fr. tero, pp. tritus, to rub]

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