- 1The action of encrusting or state of being encrusted.More example sentences
- Pollutants in the atmosphere and the attentions of birds and humans cause discolouration, encrustation and corrosion.
- Slight variations in the diameter along the length of some filaments reflect either the degree of silica encrustation or septa in the original filament.
- For some microbes, initial encrustation involved the growth of small spheroids scattered irregularly along the length of the microbe.
- 1.1 [count noun] A crust or hard coating on the surface of something: the sides are white with encrustations of saltMore example sentences
- It grows as a surface incrustation on gastropod shells inhabited by the hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus.
- A white incrustation called efflorescence is often found on the surface of interior masonry walls.
- The Great White Way is a comfortable walking passage with white encrustations covering much of the lower half of the walls.
early 17th century (originally as incrustation): from late Latin incrustatio(n-), from the verb incrustare (see encrust).
More definitions of encrustationDefinition of encrustation in:
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