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.
The process by which bone dissolves. Although we tend to think of bone as hard and set in shape, it can expand, change shape or disappear over many weeks, months or years. Resorption of bone will occur in any piercing where the jewelry presses constantly or repeatedly on bone. Poorly placed tongue, labret, or cheek piercings will erode the bone that supports the teeth, and the tooth may fall out in severe cases. Likewise surface piercings over bones such as the clavicle can cause problems. The Xray image shows bone resorption (the black area) of a tooth socket.
Term used to describe dissolution/dissolving of the root of a tooth. Resorption occurs naturally when permanent teeth erupt and dissolve the roots of baby teeth, causing the baby tooth to fall out. Resorption can also happen spontaneously during orthodontic treatment or as the result of one permanent tooth erupting across another, damaging the root.
The process of breaking down or assimilating something. With respect to bone, resorption refers to the breakdown of bone by osteoclasts that results in the release of calcium and phosphate (bone mineral) into the blood.
The process of losing substance. Bone, when it is remodeled (reshaped), undergoes both new formation and resorption. The cell responsible for the resorption of bone is called an osteoclast . See the entire definition of Resorption
The dissolving of bone when a piercing has been poorly placed so that it rubs against the bone and causes it to disintegrate over time. A poorly placed labret can cause resorption of bone in the jaw line.