Definition Of ablation

noun

the removal of snow and ice by melting or evaporation, typically from a glacier or iceberg.

A glacier forms whenever the accumulation of snow/ice exceeds ablation over a sustained period of time.

the surgical removal of body tissue.

Treatment by surgical excision or physical ablation of the excess tissue may improve cosmetic appearance.

Example Of ablation

  • A glacier forms whenever the accumulation of snow/ice exceeds ablation over a sustained period of time.

  • All seven patients with diverticula of the CS who were not treated with catheter or surgical ablation eventually died.

  • As the device is withdrawn, it ablates the swollen vein, completely destroying it.

  • Conduction of heat to the glacier surface from the air and condensation of water vapour are important variables causing ablation .

  • Deceleration of meteorites begins high in the atmosphere where the surface of the incoming body heats up to incandescence causing melting and ablation .


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