Word! Abrasion

Kids > Kids' Medical Dictionary > A > Word! Abrasion
Word! Abrasion

Abrasion

(En español: Raspadura)

Say: uh-bray-zhun

Ever get an abrasion from falling off a bike or a swing? An abrasion is the fancy word for when the top layers of skin get rubbed away, leaving a scrape or scratch.

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
© 1995-2014 KidsHealth® All rights reserved. Images provided by iStock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Science Photo Library, Science Source Images, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com