lapidification

noun
la·​pid·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ləˌpidəfə̇ˈkāshən\
plural -s

Definition of lapidification

: the act or process of lapidifying : fossilization, petrifaction

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History and Etymology for lapidification

probably from (assumed) New Latin lapidification-, lapidificatio, from Medieval Latin lapidificatus (past participle of lapidificare) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion

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