Permineralization - definition of permineralization by The Free Dictionary
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The formation of a fossil from the remains of an organism by the replacement of its tissues by minerals.
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Hard tissues are preserved through the process of permineralization
, in which dissolved minerals from groundwaters seep into the interstices of the organic hard parts.
It is unclear whether this axis was permineralized at a different site and subsequently reworked into the channel, or whether permineralization
took place in the host channel itself.