Definition of permineralized in English:


Line breaks: per|min¦er¦al|ized
Pronunciation: /pəˈmɪn(ə)rəlʌɪzd
(also permineralised)


  • (Of organic material) fossilized through the precipitation of dissolved minerals in the interstices of hard tissue.
    More example sentences
    • Coal balls are concretions of permineralized peat formed in place.
    • Large trunks of permineralized wood attest to the latter at least.
    • He would also have become aware that not all dinosaur bones are permineralized.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzɛɪʃ(ə)n/
More example sentences
  • An empirical permineralization model was developed for the setting of a normal peat deposit overlain by a thick terrestrial shale deposited by a nearby river.
  • If it turns out that the tissue has been preserved by permineralization, then this is further evidence that permineralization does not take long time periods.
  • The bones are stained a dark red brown but otherwise display little permineralization, crushing, or distortion.

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