1. petrifaction

noun. the process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape.


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  • fossilisation

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2. petrifaction

noun. a rock created by petrifaction; an organic object infiltrated with mineral matter and preserved in its original form.


  • rock


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Sentences with petrifaction

1. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes referred to as permineralization, petrifaction occurs when a porous material such as a bone or shell becomes filled with preserving material such as calcium carbonate or silica.