Definition of permineralization in English:

permineralization

(British permineralisation)

noun

Geology
  • See permineralized

    • ‘The bones are stained a dark red brown but otherwise display little permineralization, crushing, or distortion.’
    • ‘How can you demonstrate that permineralization does not involve replacement of cell-wall organic material?’
    • ‘Typically, permineralization has filled most or all of the cavities of the bone including, in many cases, the marrow cavity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

permineralization

/pəmɪn(ə)rəlʌɪˈzɛɪʃ(ə)n/