1. The act of reducing a drug to a fine powder and incorporating it thoroughly with sugar of milk by rubbing the two together in a mortar. SYN: tripsis (1). 2. Mixing of dental amalgam in a mortar and pestle or with a mechanical device. [L. trituratio, fr. trituro, to thresh, fr. tero, pp. tritus, to rub]

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trit·u·ra·tion .trich-ə-'rā-shən n
1) the act or process of triturating: the state of being triturated
2) a triturated medicinal powder made by triturating a substance with a diluent

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trit·ur·a·tion (trich″ər-aґshən) [L. tritura the treading out of corn] 1. the reduction of solid bodies to a powder by continuous rubbing. 2. a triturated drug, especially one rubbed up with lactose. 3. the creation of a homogeneous whole by mixing, as the combining of particles of an alloy with mercury to form dental amalgam; called also amalgamation.

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