ab·​sorp·​tive əb-ˈsȯrp-tiv How to pronounce absorptive (audio) -ˈzȯrp- How to pronounce absorptive (audio)
: relating to or functioning in absorption
the absorptive surface of the small intestine

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“Absorptive.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/absorptive. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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