Min`er*al*i*za"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. min'eralisation.]
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.
The act of impregnating with a mineral, as water.
The conversion of a cell wall into a material of a stony nature.
© Webster 1913.