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

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also permineralised)

Definition of permineralized in English:


(Of organic material) fossilized through the precipitation of dissolved minerals in the interstices of hard tissue.
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: /pəmɪn(ə)rəlʌɪˈzɛɪʃ(ə)n/
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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