biomineralization


bio·min·er·al·i·za·tion

noun \-ˌmin-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌmi-nə-\

Definition of BIOMINERALIZATION

:  the formation or accumulation of minerals by organisms especially into biological tissues or structures (as bones, teeth, and shells)
bio·min·er·al \-ˈmin-rəl, -ˈmi-nə-\ noun

First Known Use of BIOMINERALIZATION

1973

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