1. <pathology> The wearing away of a substance or structure (such as the skin or the teeth) through some unusual or abnormal mechanical process.

2. <clinical sign>

<clinical examination> A superficial injury to the skin or other body tissue caused by rubbing or scraping resulting in an area of body surface denuded of skin or mucous membrane.

(11 Nov 1997)

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