Definition of silicification in US English:

silicification

noun

  • See silicify

    • ‘The sediments were transformed into tectonic ironstones upon shearing and associated silicification.’
    • ‘The formation of botryoidal aragonite and clotted micrite was followed by silicification of carbonate phases and precipitation of authigenic quartz.’
    • ‘The taxonomic fidelity of silicified microbes will depend on the rate of silicification and the factors that control that process.’
    • ‘It is probable that the original composition was calcium phosphate, and some secondary silicification has taken place.’
    • ‘The details of the ornamentation are obscured by the coarseness of the silicification on some specimens.’

Pronunciation

silicification

/ˌsɪləsəfəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n//ˌsiləsəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/