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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: rez′ō-lū′shŭn


  1. 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.
  2. 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]