Definition of Abrasion
Abrasion: An abrasion or "excoriation" is a wearing away of the upper layer of skin as a result of applied friction force. In dentistry an "abrasion" is the wearing away of the tooth substance.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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