Definition of Erosion
Erosion: An erosion is an eating away of a surface. ("Erodere" in Latin means to eat out.)
For another example, tooth erosion is a gradual loss of the normally hard surface of the tooth because of chemical processes.
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012
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