si·​lic·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion sə-ˌli-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce silicification (audio)
: the action or process of silicifying : the state of being silicified

Examples of silicification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This silicification is most likely what allowed the excellent preservation of these cells. David Bressan, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silicification was in 1830

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“Silicification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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