petrifaction

noun pet·ri·fac·tion \ ˌpe-trə-ˈfak-shən \

Definition of petrifaction

1 : the process of petrifying
2 : something petrified
3 : the quality or state of being petrified

First Known Use of petrifaction

15th century


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petrifaction

noun pet·ri·fac·tion \ ˌpe-trə-ˈfak-shən \

medical Definition of petrifaction

1 : the process of petrifying
  • calcification or petrifaction of tissue
2 : something petrified
3 : the quality or state of being petrified

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