Definition of pyritize in English:


(also pyritise)


  • See pyrites

    • ‘Many of the stelleroids are relatively complete, but flattened and pyritized, although preservation of some specimens is exquisite.’
    • ‘This is shown by specimens with a fine network of pyritized algae covering the surface of the cavity.’
    • ‘Because the latter conditions were favorable for the formation of iron sulfides, the fossils were pyritized.’
    • ‘Pyrite is ubiquitous in marine sediments - so why are pyritised soft-bodied fossils so rare?’
    • ‘The Schuchert Dal Formation contains small, pyritized burrows but lacks framboids.’