- The arrest of an inflammatory process without suppuration; the absorption or breaking down and removal of the products of inflammation or of a new growth.
- The optic ability to distinguish detail such as the separation of closely adjacent objects.
See: line pairs, under pair
Synonym(s): resolving power3
[L. resolutio, a slackening, fr. re-solvo, pp. -solutus, to loosen, relax]