[ ri-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp- ]
/ rɪˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp- /


the destruction, disappearance, or dissolution of a tissue or part by biochemical activity, as the loss of bone or of tooth dentin.
Also called reabsorption. the selective uptake into the bloodstream of substances previously filtered out of the blood.

Origin of resorption

1810–20; re- + (ab)sorption; compare French résorption Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for resorption

/ (rɪˈsɔːpʃən) /


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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Medicine definitions for resorption

[ rē-sôrpshən, -zôrp- ]


The act or the process of resorbing.
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