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corrosion (kuh ROH zhuhn) (s) (noun), corrosions (pl)
1. Deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical actions: Corrosion of iron leads to damage and failure of a variety of structures, including bridges and underground pipes.
2. Etymology: literally, "gnawing together".
This entry is located in the following units: rod-, ros- (page 1) -sion, -sions (page 3)
Word Entries containing the term: “corrosion
atmospheric corrosion (s) (noun), atmospheric corrosions (pl)
The gradual destruction or alteration of a metal or alloy by contact with substances present in the atmosphere; such as, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapor and sulfur, and chlorine compounds.
This entry is located in the following units: atmo-, atm- + (page 3) sphero-, spher-, -sphere- (page 2)
galvanic corrosion, contact corrosion (s) (noun); galvanic corrosions, contact corrosions (pl)
1. Deterioration or damage in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action that is caused or accelerated by an electrochemical cell.
2. Electrochemical corrosion associated with the current in a galvanic cell, caused by dissimilar metals in an electrolyte because of the difference in potential (emf) of the two metals.

The abbreviation emf refers to "electromotive force" or the cell voltage of a galvanic cell measured when there is no current flowing through the cell.

In other words, the equilibrium electrode potential difference between the two electrodes of the cell.

This entry is located in the following units: galvano-, galvan- + (page 1) tang-, tact-, tast-, ting-, -tig -tag, -teg- (page 4)