Definition of palagonitization in US English:

palagonitization

(also palagonitisation)

noun

Geology Mineralogy
  • The hydration of basaltic glass to form palagonite.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Geological Magazine. From palagonite + -ization.

Pronunciation

palagonitization

/pəˌlaɡənɪtʌɪˈzeɪʃn/