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resorption

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noun re·sorp·tion \(ˌ)rē-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Definition of resorption

  1. :  the action or process of resorbing something

resorptive

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Origin and Etymology of resorption

Latin resorbēre


First Known Use: circa 1820


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resorption

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noun re·sorp·tion \(ˈ)rē-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Medical Definition of resorption

  1. :  the action or process of resorbing something <age-related bone loss…is caused by a slight but persistent elevation in the rate of bone resorption over the rate of bone formation—P. S. Millard et al>




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