re·​sorp·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsȯrp-shən How to pronounce resorption (audio) , -ˈzȯrp- \

Definition of resorption

: the action or process of resorbing something

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Other Words from resorption

resorptive \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈsȯrp-​tiv How to pronounce resorptive (audio) , -​ˈzȯrp-​ \ adjective

Examples of resorption in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Osteoclasts use enzymes to break down the old tissue and send its salvageable components back into the bloodstream through a process called resorption. Alex Schwartz, Popular Science, "You’ll never have as many bones as you did at birth (and other strange skeleton facts)," 5 Feb. 2020 Years of facial movements lead to wrinkles, the skin loses elasticity, and the face loses volume due to fat atrophy and bone resorption. Dallas News, "The New Facial Aging Solution: Lift and Fill Facelift," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of resorption

circa 1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resorption

Latin resorbēre

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The first known use of resorption was circa 1820

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Cite this Entry

“Resorption.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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re·​sorp·​tion | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈsȯrp-shən How to pronounce resorption (audio) , -ˈzȯrp- How to pronounce resorption (audio) \

Medical Definition of resorption

: 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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