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trituration

 [trit″u-ra´shun]
1. reduction to powder by friction or grinding.
2. a finely powdered substance; called also amalgamation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

trit·ur·a·tion

(trich'yŭr-a'shŭn),
1. The act of reducing a drug to a fine powder and incorporating it thoroughly with sugar of milk by rubbing the two together in a mortar. Synonym(s): tripsis (1)
2. Mixing of dental amalgam in a mortar and pestle or with a mechanical device.
[L. trituratio, fr. trituro, to thresh, fr. tero, pp. tritus, to rub]
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trituration

(trĭch′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of triturating.
2. The composing of a dental amalgam by mortar and pestle.
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trit·ur·a·tion

(trit'yūr-ā'shŭn)
1. The act of reducing a drug to a fine powder and incorporating it thoroughly with sugar of milk (lactose) by rubbing the two together in a mortar.
2. Mixing of dental amalgam in a mortar and pestle or with a mechanical device.
[L. trituratio, fr. trituro, to thresh, fr. tero, pp. tritus, to rub]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Trituration

The process of diluting a nonsoluble substance for homeopathic use by grinding it to a fine powder and mixing it with lactose powder.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

trit·ur·a·tion

(trit'yūr-ā'shŭn)
1. Mixing dental amalgam in a mortar and pestle or with a mechanical device.
2. Reducing a drug to a fine powder and incorporating it thoroughly with sugar of milk by rubbing the two together in a mortar.
[L. trituratio, fr. trituro, to thresh, fr. tero, pp. tritus, to rub]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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