cementation

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ce·men·ta·tion

noun \ˌsē-ˌmen-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of CEMENTATION

1
:  a process of surrounding a solid with a powder and heating the whole so that the solid is changed by chemical combination with the powder
2
:  the act or process of cementing :  the state of being cemented

First Known Use of CEMENTATION

1594

ce·men·ta·tion

noun \ˌsē-ˌmen-ˈtā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CEMENTATION

: the act or process of attaching (as a dental restoration to a natural tooth) by means of cement

cementation

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In geology, the hardening and welding of clastic sediments (those formed from preexisting rock fragments) by the precipitation of mineral matter in the pore spaces. It is the last stage in the formation of sedimentary rock. Many minerals may act as cements; the most common is silica (generally quartz), but calcite and other carbonates also occur, as do iron oxides, barite, anhydrite, zeolites, and clay minerals.

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