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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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