from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of resorbing.
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- n. The act of resorbing
- n. The loss and reassimilation of bone (or other) material
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of resorbing; also, the act of absorbing again; reabsorption.
- n. The redissolving wholly or in part, in the molten magma of an igneous rock, of crystals previously formed. The dissolved material may again solidify, giving rise to a mass of small crystals, usually of a different kind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Retrogressive absorption; specifically, a physiological process by which a part or organ, having advanced to a certain state of development, disappears as such by the absorption of its substance into that of a part or organ which replaces it.
- n. Absorption of some product of the organism, as a tissue, exudate, or secretion.
- n. In petrography, the melting of a phenocryst in a porphyritic rock and its recrystallization in situ as other minerals. This results in the formation of a resorption border in many cases about the more or less resorbed phenocryst, as when hornblende is surrounded by a black border composed of pyroxene and magnetite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the organic process in which the substance of some differentiated structure that has been produced by the body undergoes lysis and assimilation
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