Silicified
Silicify Si*lic"i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Silicified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Silicifying}.] [L. silex, silicis, a flint + -fy: cf. F. silicifier.] (Chem.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, silica, or with the compounds of silicon. [1913 Webster]

The specimens found . . . are completely silicified. --Say. [1913 Webster]

Note: The silica may take the form of agate, chalcedony, flint, hornstone, or crystalline quartz. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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