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dermabrasion

[dur-muh-brey-zhuh n] /ˌdɜr məˈbreɪ ʒən/
noun
1.
the removal of acne scars, dermal nevi, or the like, by abrading.
Also called skin planing.
Origin of dermabrasion
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; derm- + abrasion
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British Dictionary definitions for dermabrasion

dermabrasion

/ˌdɜːməˈbreɪʒən/
noun
1.
a procedure in cosmetic surgery in which rough facial skin is removed by scrubbing
Word Origin
C20: from Greek derma skin + abrasion
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Word Origin and History for dermabrasion
n.

1954; see derma + abrasion.

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dermabrasion in Medicine

dermabrasion der·ma·bra·sion (dûr'mə-brā'zhən)
n.
A surgical procedure designed to remove skin imperfections, such as scars, by abrading the surface of the skin with fine sandpaper or wire brushes. Also called planing.

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