silicification

noun
si·​lic·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ sə-ˌli-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce silicification (audio) \

Definition of silicification

: 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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First Known Use of silicification

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silicification was in 1830

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“Silicification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silicification. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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