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Dermatology The process of removing color or pigment from the skin using various potentially harmful chemicals
Environment A mass extinction of coral in certain regions which is variously attributed to global warming or to local stressors
Vox populi The removing of stains or colours, in particular, the process of whitening fabrics by chemicals—e.g., bleach, or bleaching powder consisting of chloride of lime
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Technique used to brighten stained teeth.
Mentioned in: Cosmetic Dentistry
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1. The process of changing colour from the pink of a dark-adapted retina to a pale yellow colour after it has been exposed to light. This is due to the reaction of the rhodopsin pigment. The process is reversible if the healthy retina is allowed to remain in the dark.
2. Process to remove a tint from organic lenses. See visual pigment.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
bleach, bleach·ing(blēch, blēching)
Removal of color from an object using chemicals or light.
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