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abrasion

Geography the effect of mechanical erosion of rock, esp a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it; wearing down

abrasion

[ə′brā·zhən]
(engineering)
The removal of surface material from any solid through the frictional action of another solid, a liquid, or a gas or combination thereof.
A surface discontinuity brought about by roughening or scratching.
(geology)
Wearing away of sedimentary rock chiefly by currents of water laden with sand and other rock debris and by glaciers.
(medicine)
A spot denuded of skin, mucous membrane, or superficial epithelium by rubbing or scraping.

abrasion

A surface discontinuity caused by roughening or scratching.
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Moreno Menghini and colleagues showed no differences in healing of traumatic corneal abrasions between groups who received an eye patch, a contact lens, or no eye covering.
To investigate quality of aggregate, physical characterization and Los Angeles Abrasion Tests were performed on 15 samples collected from Murree Formation of Miocene age.
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Consistently, players have concerns about the effect of the surface on both technical and physical performance, particularly the risk and severity of abrasions as a result of sliding tackles and falls on artificial turf.
The Study: During their well-child visits, 96 healthy infants one-to-twelve weeks old were examined for corneal abrasions.
These abrasions were usually left uncovered, and when combined with frequent skin-to-skin contact throughout the football season, probably constituted both the source and the vehicle for transmission," wrote researcher Sophia V.
Another passenger, a 17-year-old also from Lake Hughes who was not identified, was treated for abrasions.
In response to abrasions, 5 of the 58 players on the team developed abscessed Staphylococcus aureus infections that were resistant to drugs in the penicillin family and to antibiotics called macrolides.
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