Definition of Erodent

1. n. A medicine which eats away extraneous growths; a caustic.



Definition of Erodent

1. Noun. Something that erodes. ¹

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Definition of Erodent

1. erosive [adj] - See also: erosive

Medical Definition of Erodent

1. A medicine which eats away extraneous growths; a caustic. Origin: L. Erodens, -entis, p. Pr. Of erodere. See Erode. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erodent

ermits
ern
erne
erned
ernes
ernestful
ernienickelite
erniggliite
erning
erns
ernstite
erodable
erode
eroded
erodent (current term)
erodents
erodes
erodibilities
erodibility
erodible
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erodium
erodiums
erogation
erogations
erogenicity

Literary usage of Erodent

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1. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases Peculiar to Women: Illustrated by Cases by Samuel Ashwell (1855)
"The accuracy with which any erodent substance may be applied through the speculum, and the little pain and exposure attendant on its introduction, ..."

2. Observations on Aneurism: Selected from the Works of the Principal Writers by John Eric Erichsen (1844)
"... which fluids, as they become erodent by the admixture of acid salts within the diseased body, are easily enabled to act upon and to distend the vessels ..."

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