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acid etching

noun
variants: also acid-etching

medical Definition of acid etching

: 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 22003

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