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silicify

División en sílabas: si·lic·i·fy
Pronunciación: /səˈlisəˌfī
 
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Definición de silicify en inglés:

verbo (silicifies, silicifying, silicified)

[with object] (usually be silicified)
Convert into or impregnate with silica.
Example sentences
  • Later, authigenic quartz was precipitated and carbonate phases were partly silicified.
  • Silica cells were silicified in the first year, and the frequency was not significantly different among the three leaf ages.
  • For most large deposits of agate or silicified wood, silica was derived from the decomposition of volcanic rocks.

Derivados

silicification

1
Pronunciación: /səˌlisəfiˈkāSHən/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • The formation of botryoidal aragonite and clotted micrite was followed by silicification of carbonate phases and precipitation of authigenic quartz.
  • It is probable that the original composition was calcium phosphate, and some secondary silicification has taken place.
  • The taxonomic fidelity of silicified microbes will depend on the rate of silicification and the factors that control that process.

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