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demineralization

noun de·min·er·al·iza·tion

Medical Definition of demineralization

  1. 1:  loss of minerals (as salts of calcium) from the body especially in disease

  2. 2:  the process of removing mineral matter or salts (as from water)

  3. de·min·er·al·ize also British de·min·er·al·ise \(ˌ)dē-ˈmin-(ə-)rə-ˌlīz\play transitive verb, de·min·er·al·ized also British de·min·er·al·ised de·min·er·al·iz·ing also British de·min·er·al·is·ing



Variants of demineralization

also British de·min·er·al·isa·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌmin-(ə-)rə-lə-ˈzā-shən\play

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