fossilization
noun see fossilize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Fossilization — Fos sil*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. fossilisation.] The process of converting, or of being converted, into a fossil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fossilization — (Amer.) n. petrification, process of becoming a fossil; becoming a fossil; becoming outmoded, becoming out of date (also fossilisation)fos·sil·i·za·tion || ‚fÉ‘sɪlÉ™ zeɪʃn /‚fÉ’sɪlaɪ z …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fossilization — akmenėjimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Organinių medžiagų virtimas mineralinėmis žemėje atsidūrusiose gyvūnų ir augalų liekanose. atitikmenys: angl. fossilization; lithification; petrification rus. окаменение; фоссилизация ryšiai:… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fossilization — fosilizacija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organizmų arba jų dalių, atsidūrusių kuriame nors žemės sluoksnyje, mineralizavimasis, akmenėjimas. Augalų liekanos dažniausiai suanglėja, kartais prisisunkia silicio dioksido.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fossilization — fossil ► NOUN 1) the remains or impression of a prehistoric plant or animal embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. 2) humorous an antiquated person or thing. DERIVATIVES fossiliferous adjective fossilization (also fossilisation) noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • fossilization — See fossilize. * * * …   Universalium

  • fossilization — noun a) The process of converting, or of being converted, into a fossil. b) The process of becoming fixed, unchanging, and out of date …   Wiktionary

  • fossilization — fos·sil·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • fossilization — See: fossilize …   English dictionary

  • fossilization — noun 1. the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone • Syn: ↑fossilisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑fossilise (for: ↑fossilisation), ↑fossilize …   Useful english dictionary

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