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en·crust·a·tion

 (ĕn′krŭs-tā′shən)
n.
Variant of incrustation.

in•crus•ta•tion

(ˌɪn krʌˈsteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of incrusting or the state of being incrusted.
2. a crust or hard coating.
3.
a. the inlaying or addition of enriching materials to a surface.
b. the materials used.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encrustation - the formation of a crust
formation - natural process that causes something to form; "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
2.encrustation - a hard outer layer that covers something
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
calculus, tophus, tartar - an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
3.encrustation - a decorative coating of contrasting material that is applied to a surface as an inlay or overlay
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
Translations

encrustation

[ˌɪnkrʌsˈteɪʃn] Nincrustación f

encrustation

[ˌɪŋkrʌˈsteɪʃən] n
(= layer) [mud] → couche m; [ice] → croûte f
(= covering) [jewels] → incrustation f

encrustation

nKruste f, → Verkrustung f; (fig, with diamonds, pearls, lace) → Besatz m; (with ice etc) → Überzug m
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Furthermore, these indwelling stents can migrate, break, form encrustations over them or can even be forgotten in the patient8.
His vision of a church engaged, accompanying people, a field hospital, getting dirty in the streets, this is the opposite of the "prisoner of the Vatican" mentality that predominated in the latter half of the 19th century and still predominates among all those sectarian Catholics who worry more about contamination than evangelization, those who unwittingly murder the tradition because they wish it to be static and unmovable--irreformable, as they like to say--when a tradition that is alive is always stretching, adapting, reaching back to its deepest sources to get past the cultural encrustations that impede healthy growth.
Previous studies concerning forgotten stents have shown that at 8-12 months after insertion of DJS, encrustations began to form on the external surfaces and inside the lumens of the stents (2,13).
Remove loose encrustations and deposits from the interior of the casing and well screen.
2] [3] [4] [5] [6] Early complications are pain, irritative symptoms and fever, while late and serious complications include encrustations, migration, fragmentations and stone formation when stents left for a long period of time.
Small Diameter Comparison Small Diameter Large Diameter Size 4"-30" >30" Flow Low / no flow Constant / often surcharged Debris Type Soft organics / Sand / gravel / roots / rock / larger encrustations roots / heavy encrustations Debris Depth Measured in inches Measured in feet Segment Reach Hundreds of feet Thousands of feet Manhole Depths 5' to 20' 20' to 100'+ Horizontal Alignment Usually straight Commonly with angles This was a brief discussion of the defining differences between small and large diameter sewers.
When the Woodhead line was electrified in the late 1940s and early 1950s the engineers were forced to build new Portland concrete tunnels parallel to the existing ones at Thurgoland and Woodhead due to the dimension limitations and soot encrustations.
11) The two most severe types of stent encrustation are Grade IV (circular encrustations completely encasing both of the pigtail portions of the stent) and Grade V (diffuse and bulky encrustations completely encasing both of the pigtail and ureteral portions of stent).
A centuries old tradition, layered with the encrustations of time, the Stations have been mostly abandoned by Protestants.
Ideal stent characteristics are easy insertion, completely internale placement, resistance to migration, easy removing, radio-opacity, biological inertion, and chemical stability, resistance to encrustations, non-refluxing, excellent flow characteristics and reasonable price.
Judith Bernstein's Union Jack-Off on Vietnam Policy, 1967, for example, may not have stopped the war, nor did the New York-based artist presumably imagine otherwise, but given the ferocity of her gestures and grotesquely evocative encrustations of paint--phalluses emerging, keloid-like, from the fat striped red-and-gray ground; bunched-up stockings; collage; American flags; and a detumescent segment that hangs from the base of the panel to lie flaccidly on the floor--one cannot help but respond or admit to complicity.
This review concludes that most research in the previous decade has focused on understanding how catheter encrustations develop and how such encrustations may contribute to leaking/blockage of the catheter and urinary tract infection.