petrification definition

  • noun:
    • the process of replacing the natural deposits of flowers (and creatures) with insoluble salts, the initial shape and topography being retained
    • obduracy; callousness
    • See petrifaction.
    • Fig.: Obduracy; callousness.
    • identical to petrifaction.
    • Obduracy; callousness.
    • the process of switching some plant material into rock by infiltration with liquid carrying mineral particles without altering the initial form

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