biomineralization

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noun bio·min·er·al·i·za·tion \-ˌmin-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌmi-nə-\

Definition of biomineralization

  1. :  the formation or accumulation of minerals by organisms especially into biological tissues or structures (such as bones, teeth, and shells)

biomineral

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1970

First Known Use of biomineralization

1970


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