Min`er*al*i*za"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. min'eralisation.]

1.

The process of mineralizing, or forming a mineral by combination of a metal with another element; also, the process of converting into a mineral, as a bone or a plant.

2.

The act of impregnating with a mineral, as water.

3. Bot.

The conversion of a cell wall into a material of a stony nature.

 

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