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acid etching

noun
variants: also

acid–etching

Medical Definition of acid etching

  1. :  the application of an acid to a tooth surface so that the enamel is roughened in order to allow for improved adhesion of bonding material (such as resin) Acid etching of enamel should be carried out using a 30-40% solution of phosphoric acid in gel form …—Stewart Barclay, in Master Dentistry, Volume 2, 2003


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