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erosion

 [e-ro´zhun]
an eating or gnawing away; a shallow or superficial ulceration; in dentistry, the wasting away or loss of substance of a tooth by a chemical process that does not involve known bacterial action. adj., adj ero´sive.
cervical erosion destruction of the squamous epithelium of the vaginal portion of the cervix, due to irritation and later ulceration.

e·ro·sion

(ē-rō'zhŭn),
1. A wearing away or a state of being worn away, as by friction or pressure. Compare: corrosion.
2. A shallow ulcer; in the stomach and intestine, an ulcer limited to the mucosa, with no penetration of the muscularis mucosa.
3. Chemically induced tooth loss, occurring mainly through acid dissolution. When the cause is unknown, it is referred to as idiopathic erosion. Synonym(s): odontolysis
[L. erosio, fr. erodo, to gnaw away]

erosion

(ĭ-rō′zhən)
n.
The superficial destruction of a surface by friction, pressure, ulceration, or trauma.

erosive (ĭ-rō′sĭv) adj.

erosion

A wearing away, ulceration. See Apple core erosion, Cervical erosion.

e·ro·sion

(ē-rō'zhŭn)
1. A wearing away or a state of being worn away, as by friction or pressure.
2. A shallow ulcer; in the stomach and intestine, an ulcer limited to the mucosa, with no penetration of the muscularis mucosae.
3. The wearing away of a tooth by nonbacterial chemical action; when the cause is unknown, it is referred to as idiopathic erosion.
Synonym(s): odontolysis.
[L. erosio, fr. erodo, to gnaw away]

erosion

the wearing away of geological formations such as rock, soil, etc. For example, deafforestation or the removal of hedges causes soil erosion.

e·ro·sion

(ē-rō'zhŭn)
1. Chemically induced tooth loss, occurring mainly through acid dissolution. When the cause is unknown, it is referred to as idiopathic erosion.
Synonym(s): odontolysis.
2. A wearing away or a state of being worn away, as by friction or pressure.
Compare: corrosion
[L. erosio, fr. erodo, to gnaw away]
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Address : Flood And River Erosion Management Agency Of Assam,
Residents of down areas were being imparted information regarding river erosion, he said and added that flood relief camps would be set up.
The government has so far distributed nearly Taka 1.79 crore in cash and 5,952 bundles of corrugated iron (CI) sheet among 5,081 families affected by the Padma river erosion in Shariatpur this year, reports BSS.
The five-year programme aims to mitigate climate change-induced risks particularly floods, land and river erosion, land degradation, desertification and fight air pollution.
He said a total of Taka 590 crore would be allocated for those affected by river erosion at Dhania and Shibpur union.
Project name : Livelihood Improvement for River Erosion Victims in Assam
The prime minister said embankment construction was not the lone solution to river erosion and flood and maintenance of their banks needed to be done in such a way so the river courses remain unchanged.
"It is matter of grave concern for developing countries like Pakistan that they have been left on their own mercy for coping with climate change-induced disasters, particularly floods, cyclones, hurricanes, sea-level rise, landsliding, and river erosion. Whereas, the rich countries continue to increase pace of global warming by increasing their carbon emissions," he exploded in angry tone during his address.
Expression of Interest for Livelihood improvement for river erosion victims of assam
Several numbers of embankments were also built with blocks to save the people from river erosion, he added.
"Forests and trees offers key solution the most of the disasters triggered by climate change including (flash) floods, land erosion, river erosion, landslides and forest fires.