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remodeling

Pronunciation: re-mod'el-ing

Definition:

  1. A cyclic process by which bone maintains a dynamic steady state through sequential resorption and formation of a small amount of bone at the same site; unlike the process of modeling, the size and shape of remodeled bone remain unchanged.
  2. Any process of reshaping or reorganizing.
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