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Noun: fossilization  ,fó-su-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,fó-su-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. The process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
    - fossilisation [Brit]
  2. Becoming inflexible or out of date
    - fossilisation [Brit]

Derived forms: fossilizations

Type of: action, activity, natural action, natural process, passage, transition

Encyclopedia: Fossilization