Definition of mineralize
mineralizableplay \ˌmin-rə-ˈlī-zə-bəl, ˌmi-nə-\ adjective
mineralizationplay \-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
mineralizerplay \ˈmin-rə-ˌlī-zər, ˈmi-nə-\ noun
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That’s because the soft tissues of the undercarriage are usually long gone by the time the harder exoskeletons mineralize into the distinctive alien-looking fossils.
The gas mineralized into calcium carbonate, the main component of limestone.
At the Hellisheidi geothermal plant near Reykjavik, researchers dissolve carbon dioxide in water and inject it into basalt rock, which chemically reacts with the gas, mineralizing it.
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