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a·bra·sion

(ă-brā'zhŭn),
1. An excoriation, or circumscribed removal of the superficial layers of skin or mucous membrane. Synonym(s): abraded wound
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): grinding Compare: attrition.
[see abrade]

a·bra·sion

(ă-brā'zhŭn)
1. An excoriation, or circumscribed removal of the superficial layers of skin or mucous membrane.
Synonym(s): abraded wound.
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): grinding.
See: abrade
See also: bruxism
Compare: attrition

a·bra·sion

(ă-brā'zhŭn)
1. 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): grinding.
2. An excoriation or circumscribed removal of the superficial layers of skin or mucous membrane.
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The first, or major, peak has an average particle size of 250 pm while the minor peak is ideally around 30 percent of the total grind distribution with a distribution average of 30-50 pm.
* When using a French press or a percolator, grind the coffee from coarse to extra coarse.
A pulse-action feature is also an added plus as it enables the user to more conveniently vary the grind. Other important features include operation with minimal noise, a safety lid, and chord storage.
The new grinder is horizontal and grinds on top of the part, whereas the previous vertical grinder ground on the front.
In a single loading of the tool, the FC51 grinds both flutes, then switches to the other grinding wheel for the OD clearance grinding.
Beware of overheating during the grind! This applies to both rough and finish grinding.
As the brew time has decreased with the latest brewing methods, from the historical perc/urn-style of eight minutes to today's pods and capsules at sub-30 seconds, the need for grind accuracy has increased.
"But with the Bandit, you grind far enough away from the head itself so that there is plenty of room for air and movement.
If the coffee grinding equipment is worn, and the rollers or burrs need reconditioning or replacing, the grind achieved will be increasingly "uncontrolled." Regardless of the grinding methodology, sharp edges are used to fracture/crack/cut the coffee bean at a precise rare.
"We used to get the hex bolt form by using six small, square inserts and grind them and work them to place inside of a ring to form that shape," notes Selimi.
The name "ambient grind" is somewhat of a misnomer since the grinding, in fact, generates some heat during processing.
Over time, an industry grew to actually grind rubber for this purpose (ref.