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permineralization

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of fossilization in which minerals are deposited in the pores of bone and similar hard animal parts

from The 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.

Etymologies

per- +‎ mineralization (Wiktionary)

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