resorption

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

Definition of resorption

: the action or process of resorbing something

Other Words from resorption

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

First Known Use of resorption

circa 1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resorption

Latin resorbēre

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resorption

noun
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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