Definition of gracilization in English:

gracilization

(also gracilisation)

noun

Anthropology
  • The (evolutionary) process of becoming thinner or more gracile.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. From gracile + -ization, after Russian gracilizacija.

Pronunciation

gracilization

/ˌɡrasɪlʌɪˈzeɪʃn//ˌɡras(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃn/