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The process by which a magma redissolves previously crystallized minerals.
Absorption or, less commonly, adsorption of material by a body or system from which the material was previously released.



(1) In physiology, repeated assimilation; the same as absorption.

(2) In pathology and pathological physiology, the same as resolution. In cases of leukoses, for example, resorption of the bone develops very intensively and is accompanied by rarefaction and the complete resolution of the bony frame.

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Risk factors for apical root resorption of maxillary anterior teeth in adult orthodontic patients.
A heritable component for external apical root resorption in patients treated orthodontically.
Linge BO, Linge L: Apical root resorption in upper anterior teeth.
Mohandesan H, Ravanmehr H, A radiographic analysis of external apical root resorption of maxillary incisors during active orthodontic treatment.
Generalized idiopathic apical root resorption as an incidental finding in an adolescent: a case history.
An evaluation of the incidence and amount of apical root resorption and dilaceration occurring in orthodontically treated teeth, having incompletely formed roots at the beginning of Begg treatment.
A comparison of apical root resorption during orthodontic treatment in endodontically treated and vital teeth.
Apical root resorption 6 and 12 months after initiation of fixed orthodontic appliance therapy.