biomineralization

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

Definition of biomineralization 

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

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biomineral \ˌbī-ō-ˈmin-rəl, -ˈmi-nə- \ noun

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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