Abrasion

Definition of Abrasion

Ab`ra´sion
n.1.The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.
2.The substance rubbed off.
3.(Med.) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.

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