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dermabrasion

[ dur-muh-brey-zhuhn ]
/ ˌdɜr məˈbreɪ ʒən /
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noun

the removal of acne scars, dermal nevi, or the like, by abrading.

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Also called skin planing.

Origin of dermabrasion

First recorded in 1950–55; derm- + abrasion
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British Dictionary definitions for dermabrasion

dermabrasion
/ (ˌdɜːməˈbreɪʒən) /

noun

a procedure in cosmetic surgery in which rough facial skin is removed by scrubbing

Word Origin for dermabrasion

C20: from Greek derma skin + abrasion
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Medical definitions for dermabrasion

dermabrasion
[ dûr′mə-brāzhən ]

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.planing
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