petrification

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Etymology[edit]

From Greek πέτρα (pétra) "petra" (rock).

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IPA: /ˌpetɹɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/

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petrification (countable and uncountable, plural petrifications)

  1. the process of replacing the organic residues of plants (and animals) with insoluble salts, the original shape and topography being retained
  2. (figuratively) obduracy; callousness
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hallywell to this entry?)

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