corrosion


cor·ro·sion

noun \kə-ˈrō-zhən\

Definition of CORROSION

1
: the action, process, or effect of corroding <arterial corrosion that characterizes arteriosclerosis—Journal of the American Medical Association>
2
: a study specimen of an organ or other structure prepared by injection of hollow parts (as blood vessels) with a plastic and subsequent removal of the surrounding tissue by corrosion

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