dermabrasion

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noun derm·abra·sion \ˌdər-mə-ˈbrā-zhən\

Definition of dermabrasion

  1. :  surgical removal of skin blemishes or imperfections (such as scars or tattoos) by abrasion (as with sandpaper or wire brushes)

Circa 1954

First Known Use of dermabrasion

circa 1954


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dermabrasion

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noun derm·abra·sion \ˌdər-mə-ˈbrā-zhən\

Medical Definition of dermabrasion

  1. :  surgical removal of skin blemishes or imperfections (as scars or tattoos) by abrasion (as with sandpaper or wire brushes)


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