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petrifaction

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

Definition of petrifaction

  1. 1 :  the process of petrifying

  2. 2 :  something petrified

  3. 3 :  the quality or state of being petrified



15th Century

First Known Use of petrifaction

15th century


Medical Dictionary

petrifaction

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

Medical Definition of petrifaction

  1. 1:  the process of petrifying <calcification or petrifaction of tissue>

  2. 2:  something petrified

  3. 3:  the quality or state of being petrified




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