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petrifaction

noun pet·ri·fac·tion \ˌpe-trə-ˈfak-shən\

Definition of PETRIFACTION

1
:  the process of petrifying
2
:  something petrified
3
:  the quality or state of being petrified

First Known Use of PETRIFACTION

15th century

petrifaction

noun pet·ri·fac·tion \ˌpe-trə-ˈfak-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PETRIFACTION

1
:  the process of petrifying <calcification or petrifaction of tissue>
2
:  something petrified
3
:  the quality or state of being petrified

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