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resorption

[ri-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-] /rɪˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/
noun
1.
the destruction, disappearance, or dissolution of a tissue or part by biochemical activity, as the loss of bone or of tooth dentin.
2.
Also called reabsorption. the selective uptake into the bloodstream of substances previously filtered out of the blood.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; re- + (ab)sorption; compare French résorption
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resorption

/rɪˈsɔːpʃən/
noun
1.
the process of resorbing or the state of being resorbed
2.
(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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Word Origin and History for resorption
n.

1670s, noun of action from resorb.

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resorption in Medicine

resorption re·sorp·tion (rē-sôrp'shən, -zôrp'-)
n.
The act or process of resorbing.

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