Definition of pyritization in US English:

pyritization

noun

  • See pyrite

    • ‘So when we decided to investigate pyritisation with colleagues from Cardiff University we focused on plants.’
    • ‘A similar mechanism was inferred for the pyritization of the xylem elements of Gosslingia breconensis (of Lower Devonian age).’
    • ‘It is unknown what endogenous factors would promote pyritization of fully sealed inclusions.’
    • ‘In rare examples there is evidence of fracturing of the axis after pyritization.’
    • ‘The last stage of pyritization is represented by massive polycrystalline pyrite overgrowth, which encases certain axes.’

Pronunciation

pyritization

/pəˌrītəˈzāSHən/