resorb

[ri-sawrb, -zawrb]
verb (used with object)
to absorb again, as an exudation.

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin resorbēre, equivalent to re- re- + sorbēre to swallow, suck up

resorbence, noun
resorbent, adjective
resorption [ri-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp-] , noun
resorptive [ri-sawrp-tiv, -zawrp-] , adjective
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resorb (rɪˈsɔːb)
 
vb
(tr) to absorb again
 
[C17: from Latin resorbēre, from re- + sorbēre to suck in; see absorb]
 
re'sorbent
 
adj
 
re'sorptive
 
adj

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resorb
1640, from L. resorbere "to suck back," from re- "back, again" + sorbere "to suck" (see absorb).
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resorb re·sorb (rē-sôrb', -zôrb')
v. re·sorbed, re·sorb·ing, re·sorbs

  1. To absorb again.

  2. To dissolve and assimilate such things as bone tissue.

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Osteoblasts are bone-forming cell, osteoclasts resorb or break down bone, and osteocytes are mature bone cells.
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