serpentinization

noun
ser·​pen·​tin·​iza·​tion | \-ˌnīˈz-\
plural -s

Definition of serpentinization 

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

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International Scientific Vocabulary serpentine entry 4 + -ization

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