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 biomineral (audio) , -​ˈmi-​nə-​ \ noun

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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