ser·​i·​cit·​iza·​tion | \ ˌserəˌsītə̇ˈzāshən\
plural -s

Definition of sericitization

: the process or state of alteration by which minerals (such as feldspar) are converted into sericite

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First Known Use of sericitization

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sericitization

sericite + -ization

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