erosive

adjective ero·sive \ i-ˈrō-siv , -ziv \

Definition of erosive

: tending to erode or to induce or permit erosion; also : caused or marked by erosion
  • erosive arthritis

erosiveness

noun

erosivity

play \i-ˌrō-ˈsi-və-tē\ noun

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First Known Use of erosive

1830


Medical Dictionary

erosive

adjective ero·sive \ i-ˈrō-siv, -ziv \

medical Definition of erosive

: tending to erode or to induce or permit erosion
  • erosive lesions
; also : caused or marked by erosion
  • erosive osteoarthritis
  • erosive esophagitis

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