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Noun: demineralisation  dee,mi-nu-ru-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], dee,mi-nu-ru-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: demineralization)
  1. Abnormal loss of mineral salts (especially from bone)
    - demineralization
  2. The removal of minerals and mineral salts from a liquid (especially from water)
    - demineralization

Derived forms: demineralisations

Type of: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, pathology

Part of: osteomalacia

Encyclopedia: Demineralisation