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.
per- + mineralization (Wiktionary)