biomineralization

noun bio·min·er·al·i·za·tion \ -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)

biomineral

play \-ˈmin-rəl, -ˈmi-nə-\ noun

First Known Use of biomineralization

1970

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