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mineral +‎ -ization


mineralization (countable and uncountable, plural mineralizations)

  1. A form of fossilization in which the organic parts of an organism are replaced by minerals.
  2. The breakdown of organic matter in the soil to form soluble inorganic compounds.
  3. (medicine) The deposition of calcium salts in abnormal parts of the skeleton.
  4. The addition of minerals to water to make a mineral water.

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