ablation

  1. surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  2. the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

Ablation

Ablation is removal of material from the surface of an object by vaporization, chipping, or other erosive processes. Examples of ablative materials are described below, and include spacecraft material for ascent and atmospheric reentry, ice and snow in glaciology, biological tissues in medicine and passive fire protection materials. ==Biology== Bi...
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Ablation

(1) Combined processes (such as sublimation, fusion or melting, evaporation) which remove snow or ice from the surface of a glacier or from a snow-field. Also used to express the quantity lost by these processes. (2) Reduction of the water equivalent of a snow cover by melting, evaporation, wind and avalanches.
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ablation

(ab-la´shәn) separation or detachment; extirpation; eradication. removal, especially by cutting with a laser or electrocautery.
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ablation

(from the article `cluster`) ...jets that cool them and turn them into clusters. One especially popular and interesting method in which solids are vaporized is by the action of ...
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ablation

(from the article `glacier`) The ice sheets lose material by several processes, including surface melting, evaporation, wind erosion (deflation), iceberg calving, and the melting ... This great release of energy quickly destroys most meteoroids, particularly those with relatively high velocities. This destruction is the result ... .....
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ablation

[n] - the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers 2. [n] - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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Ablation

• (n.) A carrying or taking away; removal. • (n.) Extirpation. • (n.) Wearing away; superficial waste.
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ablation

extirpation noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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Ablation

Ab·la'tion noun [ Latin ablatio , from ablatus past participle of auferre to carry away; ab + latus , past participle of ferre carry: confer French ablation . See Tolerate .] 1. A carrying or taking away; removal. Jer. Taylor....
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ablation

1. A carrying or taking away; removal. ... 2. <medicine> Extirpation. ... 3. <geology> Wearing away; superficial waste. ... See: tolerate. ... Origin: L. Ablatio, fr. Ablatus p. P. Of auferre to carry away; ab + latus, p. P. Of ferre carry: cf. F. Ablation. ... (11 Mar 1998) ...
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Ablation

A process by where the atmosphere melts away and removes the surface material of an incoming meteorite.
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ablation

ablation 1. Surgical excision, removal, or amputation of a body part or tissue. 2. The erosive processes by which a glacier is reduced; wearing or wasting away. 3. In aerospace: The dissipation of heat generated by atmospheric friction; especially, in the atmospheric reentry of a spacecraft or missile, by means of a melting heat shield.
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ablation

Ablation of Mercury capsule model. Credit: NASA • Removal of the surface layers of a meteorite during its passage through the atmosphere. • METEORS AND METEORITES • Removal of surface material such as occurs in a combustion chamber, or the controlled degr...
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Ablation

Ablation: Removal or excision. Ablation is usually carried out surgically. For example, surgical removal of the thyroid gland (a total thyroidectomy) is ablation of the thyroid. The word ablation comes from the Latin ablatum meaning to carry away. Historically, the word ablation once had mainly a general meaning so that in 1671 the ablation (remova...
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Ablation

All processes by which snow and ice are lost from a glacier, floating ice, or snow cover; or the amount which is melted. These processes include melting, evaporation, (sublimation), wind erosion, and calving. Synonym wastage.
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ablation

As applied to glacier ice, the process by which ice below the snow line is wasted by evaporation and melting.
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Ablation

Cutting away tissue or abnormal growth.
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Ablation

Elimination or removal.
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Ablation

Eradication or removal of tissues by surgery, laser, or freezing radiotherapy. Narrower term(s): Endometrial Ablation
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ablation

In medicine, the removal or destruction of a body part or tissue or its function. Ablation may be performed by surgery, hormones, drugs, radiofrequency, heat, or other methods.
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Ablation

In medicine, the removal or destruction of a body part or tissue or its function. Ablation may be performed by surgery, hormones, drugs, radiofrequency, heat, or other methods.
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Ablation

In medicine, the removal or destruction of a body part or tissue or its function. Ablation may be performed by surgery, hormones, drugs, radiofrequency, heat, or other methods.
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Ablation

Noun: In medical terms this means the removal by surgery, radiation or otherwise of dead, diseased or unwanted tissue. Immunosuppressive therapy results in the ablation of one's immune system .
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Ablation

Reduction of a glacier by melting, evaporation, iceberg calfing, or deflation.
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