Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That change of character, exhibited by most fossil remains, in which the gradual removal of the animal substance has been accompanied by the replacement by mineral matter.
- per- + mineralization (Wiktionary)
“Fossils are often preserved in a process known as permineralization, in which mineral deposits form internal casts of organisms.”
“There are three main steps towards permineralization of living plant matter:”
“The process in which wood is preserved by permineralization, commonly known as petrification, takes extensive amounts of time.”
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At first, this was a list for things found in Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History by David E. Fastovsky. But now it's degenerated a bit to contain anything dinosaur or fossil related.
This quickly got bigger and weirder than originally intended, so now it's housing terms that relate to the study of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. See also Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, Ichthy...
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