Written by Ephraim Chambers   
Thursday, 01 January 1728 09:00
is Sometimes used among Medical Writersfor the Act of wearing away the natural Mucus which covers the Membranes, and particularly those of the Stomach and Intestines, by sharp corrosive Medicines, or Humors. See STOMACH, and INTESTINES.

The Word is compounded of the Latin ab, and rado, Ishave, or scrape off.

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