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absorption

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noun ab·sorp·tion \əb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Medical Definition of absorption

  1. 1:  the process of absorbing or of being absorbed <absorption of nourishment in the small intestine>—compare adsorption

  2. 2:  interception of radiant energy or sound waves





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