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permineralization

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  • 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

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per- +‎ mineralization

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