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- n. the conversion of something into a phosphate
- n. the treatment of something with phosphate or phosphoric acid
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Conversion into a phosphate, or a phosphatic condition.
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Almost ten years ago, there was a spectacular fossil discovery in China: microfossils, tiny organisms preserved by phosphatization, that revealed amazing levels of fine detail.
The mineralization of the brain is, according to the main author of the paper, Alan Pradel, from the MNHN, "due to the presence of bacteria that covered the brain shortly before decay and induced its phosphatization".