biomineralization

noun
bio·​min·​er·​al·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌbī-ō-ˌmin-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce biomineralization (audio) , -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)

Other Words from biomineralization

biomineral \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˈmin-​rəl How to pronounce biomineralization (audio) , -​ˈmi-​nə-​ \ noun

Examples of biomineralization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This amazing natural process, called biomineralization, is the beating heart of Biomason’s technology. John Cumbers, Forbes, 16 May 2022

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First Known Use of biomineralization

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Biomineralization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biomineralization. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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