Mineralization

mineralization

1. 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.

2. The act of impregnating with a mineral, as water.

3. (Science: botany) The conversion of a cell wall into a material of a stony nature.

Origin: Cf. F. Mineralisation.


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