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resorption

 [re-sorp´shun]
1. the lysis and assimilation of a substance, as of bone.
Alveolor Resorption of the alveolar bone in periodontitis. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.

re·sorp·tion

(rē-sōrp'shŭn),
1. The act of resorbing.
2. A loss of substance by lysis, or by physiologic or pathologic means.

resorption

/re·sorp·tion/ (re-sorp´shun)
1. the lysis and assimilation of a substance, as of bone.

resorption

[risôrp′shən]
Etymology: L, resorbere, to swallow again
1 the loss of substance or bone by physiological or pathological means, such as the reduction of the volume and size of the residual ridge of the mandible or maxillae.
2 the cementoclastic and dentinoclastic action that may occur on a tooth root. Also called external resorption or internal resorption.

re·sorp·tion

(rē-sōrp'shŭn)
1. The act of resorbing.
2. A loss of substance by lysis, or by physiologic or pathologic means.

resorption

the taking back into an organism of any structure or secretion produced.

re·sorp·tion

(rē-sōrp'shŭn)
Loss of substance by lysis, or by physiologic or pathologic means.

resorption

1. the lysis and assimilation of a substance, as of bone or fetus.
2. reabsorption.

resorption-formation sequence
while bones are being formed for the first time the sequence is formation followed by resorption and modeling; in remodeling of an existing bone resorption occurs first and is then followed by bone formation.
resorption lacuna
concavities in bone created by osteoclasts.
resorption space
a continuous series of resoption lacunae.