bio·​min·​er·​al·​i·​za·​tion ˌbī-ō-ˌmin-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce biomineralization (audio)
: the formation or accumulation of minerals by organisms especially into biological tissues or structures (such as bones, teeth, and shells)
biomineral noun

Examples of biomineralization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New Enterprise Associates led the round and was joined by Cloudflare cofounder and CEO Matthew Prince and Albert Wenger. - BioSqueeze, a Butte, Mont.-based commercial biomineralization company, raised $7.4 million in funding. Andrew Gibbs-Dabney, Fortune, 23 Feb. 2023 Fouke says this process, called universal biomineralization, has been widely studied in geology but rarely applied to medicine. Claire Bugos, Discover Magazine, 16 June 2021 But research on biomineralization could be key for tackling issues like climate change, environmental sustainability, human medicine and even space exploration. Claire Bugos, Discover Magazine, 16 June 2021 This amazing natural process, called biomineralization, is the beating heart of Biomason’s technology. John Cumbers, Forbes, 16 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biomineralization was in 1970

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“Biomineralization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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