from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of fossilization in which the organic parts of an organism are replaced by minerals
- n. The breakdown of organic matter in the soil to form soluble inorganic compounds
- n. The deposition of calcium salts in abnormal parts of the skeleton
- n. The addition of minerals to water to make a mineral water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The process of mineralizing, or forming a mineral by combination of a metal with another element; also, the process of converting into a mineral, as a bone or a plant.
- n. The act of impregnating with a mineral, as water.
- n. The conversion of a cell wall into a material of a stony nature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of mineralizing; the process of converting or being converted into a mineral, as a metal into an oxid, sulphuret, or other ore.
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