the destruction, disappearance, or dissolution of a tissue or part by biochemical activity, as the loss of bone or of tooth dentin.
Also called re·ab·sorp·tion [ree-ab-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp-] /ˌri æbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/ . the selective uptake into the bloodstream of substances previously filtered out of the blood.
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How to use resorption in a sentence
Evidently development frequently is arrested, and resorption may occur before ovulation.Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus | Henry S. Fitch
The mechanism of resorption of bone does not seem different.
In later stages the tail becomes relatively shorter through resorption.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca | William E. Duellman
It is mainly the result of normal bone resorption with a lack of normal bone regeneration.Scurvy Past and Present | Alfred Fabian Hess
A mere lack of use of bones may also lead to a certain amount of atrophy from lacunar resorption.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry | Maximilian Stern
British Dictionary definitions for resorption
the process of resorbing or the state of being resorbed
geology the partial or complete remelting or dissolution of a mineral by magma, resulting from changes in temperature, pressure, or magma composition
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