silicification
noun Date: 1830 the action or process of silicifying ; the state of being silicified

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  • Silicification — Si*lic i*fi*ca tion, n. [See {Silicify}.] (Chem.) Thae act or process of combining or impregnating with silicon or silica; the state of being so combined or impregnated; as, the silicification of wood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silicification — ● silicification nom féminin Transformation en silice d une roche préexistante par épigénie. Fossilisation par incrustation de silice. silicification [silisifikɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1871; de silice, et suff. ication. ❖ ♦ Chimie. 1 Action de s i …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • silicification — (si li si fi ka sion) s. f. Fossilisation par la silice. La silicification de jeunes feuilles de palmiers …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Silicification — …   Wikipedia

  • silicification — See silicify. * * * …   Universalium

  • silicification — noun impregnation with silica; petrification …   Wiktionary

  • silicification — si·lic·i·fi·ca·tion …   English syllables

  • silicification — sə̇ˌlisəfə̇ˈkāshən noun ( s) Etymology: silici + fication : the act or process of silicifying : the state of being silicified; specifically : the development of silica minerals (as quartz and chert) by metasomatic action …   Useful english dictionary

  • soul's silicification — grunto silikatizavimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Grunto tvirtinimas skystuoju stiklu. atitikmenys: angl. soul s silicification rus. силикатизация грунта; силикатирование грунта …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • silicify — silicification, n. /seuh lis euh fuy /, v.t., v.i., silicified, silicifying. to convert or be converted into silica. [1820 30; SILIC(A) + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

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