- The taking in, incorporation, or reception of gases, liquids, light, or heat.
- In radiology, the uptake of energy from radiation by the tissue or medium through which it passes.
- Removal of a particular antibody from a mixture on addition of the complementary antigen.
See: half-value layer, photoelectric effect, attenuation
[L. absorptio, fr. absorbeo, to swallow]
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