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See also: pétrification
From Greek πέτρα (petra) "petra" (rock).
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- the process of replacing the organic residues of plants (and animals) with insoluble salts, the original shape and topography being retained
- (figuratively) obduracy; callousness
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Hallywell to this entry?)
process of replacing the organic residues with insoluble salts