Definition of demineralization in US English:

demineralization

noun

  • See demineralize

    • ‘Osteomalacia is characterized by demineralization of previously formed bone leading to increased softness and susceptibility to fracture.’
    • ‘It is the demineralization of bones that leaves them weak and susceptible to fractures.’
    • ‘Without the proper mineral balance in the end product, calcium fortification can actually cause demineralization, offsetting the bone strength and bone development effects of calcium fortification.’
    • ‘Bone demineralization and generalized muscular deconditioning occur in all people who experience bed rest, immobility, or sedentary lifestyles.’
    • ‘It has been established that in the case of demineralization of the bones, silica loss comes before calcium loss.’

Pronunciation

demineralization

/-ˌminərələˈzāSHən/