resorption

resorption

[ri-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp-]
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:
1810–20; re- + (ab)sorption; compare French résorption

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

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