resorption

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

Definition of resorption

  1. :  the action or process of resorbing something

resorptive

play \-tiv\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of resorption

Latin resorbēre


Medical Dictionary

resorption

play play
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


Learn More about resorption


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up resorption? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

set in a bent position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!