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resorption

[ ri-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp- ]
/ rɪˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp- /
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noun
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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Origin of resorption

First recorded in 1810–20; re- + (ab)sorption; compare French résorption
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British Dictionary definitions for resorption

resorption
/ (rɪˈsɔːpʃən) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for resorption

resorption
[ rē-sôrpshən, -zôrp- ]

n.
The act or the process of resorbing.
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