biomineralize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ mineralize

Verb[edit]

biomineralize (third-person singular simple present biomineralizes, present participle biomineralizing, simple past and past participle biomineralized)

  1. (biology) To mineralize within a biological organism; e.g. to form bone (in vertebrates) or silica skeleton (in diatoms)

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