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dermabrasion

[dur-muh-brey-zhuh n]
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noun
  1. the removal of acne scars, dermal nevi, or the like, by abrading.
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Origin of dermabrasion

First recorded in 1950–55; derm- + abrasion
Also called skin planing.
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British Dictionary definitions for dermabrasion

dermabrasion

noun
  1. a procedure in cosmetic surgery in which rough facial skin is removed by scrubbing
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Word Origin for dermabrasion

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

(dûr′mə-brāzhən)
n.
  1. 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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