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cor·rode

(kŏ-rōd'),
To cause, or to be affected by, corrosion.

corrode

See corrosive.
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Primers and finished coatings protect metal surfaces by providing a barrier between the steel and the corroding elements.
Dead and abnormal embryos on metal occurred chiefly in actively corroding areas; they were bright orange in color, and were coated with what appeared to be a layer of iron oxide (Fig.
What one should look for in his work is the simultaneous narrative: the eye that disciplines the inherent shape of time corroding things, just as it corrodes the memory of fathers who do not speak, the memory of ourselves, faces on the screen, sculptures disappearing right before our eyes.
In previous attempts to make tiny valve-like mechanisms, other groups have fabricated sealed nanopores that can subsequently be unsealed by, for instance, corroding away overlying metal films.
Now a second family of bacteria capable of corroding metal has entered the picture.