from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To absorb again.
- transitive v. Biology To dissolve and assimilate (bone tissue, for example).
- intransitive v. To undergo resorption.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to absorb (something) again
- v. to undergo resorption
- v. to dissolve something (as for example bone, sinew, or suture) and assimilate it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To swallow up.
- transitive v. to absorb (something which has been secreted or exuded by the same organism).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To absorb or take back, as that which has been given out; reabsorb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. undergo resorption
Oxygen free radicals stimulate osteoclasts, the cells that resorb or break down bone.
The primary job of the large intestine is to resorb water from the waste, condensing it down into the thick, pasty glop we all know and love as excrement.
Vitamin D also works in the kidneys to help resorb calcium that otherwise would be excreted.
But that should, you know, resorb and resolve and come back.
Another characteristic of this species and its relatives is that as they grow they resorb the inner walls of their shells that is, the previous outer walls that became the inner walls after they were covered by subsequent whorls.
Osteoblasts help form new bone, while osteoclasts resorb old bone.
The cells of the pulp get all "riled" up and the pulp begins to resorb the tooth structure from the inside out.
Even when there is lots of room, the new tooth may not be able to resorb the baby tooth root fast enough.
The ship, responding to Yalnis's wishes, began to resorb the nest into the floor.
The connecting pili stretched thin, preparing to detach and resorb.