ablation

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the removal of the top layer of something
  • noun the removal of a layer of tissue by surgery
  • noun the removal of snow or ice from the surface of a glacier by melting or by the action of the wind

Computing

  • noun a method of writing data to an optical storage device in which a laser burns a hole or pit, representing digital bits of data, into the thin metal surface of the storage device

Medical

Sports

  • noun the removal of diseased or unwanted tissue from the body by surgical or other means
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