permineralization

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permineralization

[pər‚min·rə·lə′zā·shən]
(geology)
A fossilization process whereby additional minerals are deposited in the pore spaces of originally hard animal parts.
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The genus is based on silicified capsules with enclosed permineralized seeds exhibiting an exceptional wealth of morphological and anatomical detail.
One of most important was a study of the anatomy and paleoclimatic significance of permineralized plants from Joggins and Grindstone Island undertaken by Emmons.
3:45 PERMINERALIZED ACORNS FROM THE MIOCENE OF WASHINGTON: INSECT AND FUNGAL ASSOCIATIONS, A.
Permineralized fruits and seeds from the Princeton Chert (middle Eocene) of British Columbia: Lythraceae.
Uniquely trained as both geologist and botanist, he was skilled in the microscopic analysis of permineralized plant anatomy, and appreciated the enormous potential of fossil charcoal as an untapped source of systematic information.
The examined specimens consist of 25 permineralized fossil fruits.
However, transverse sections of permineralized specimens indicate that they bore three wings, one of which often remains hidden in the sediment behind the two wings exposed in the original fracture surface.
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.
Permineralized fruits of Diplopanax (Cornaceae, Mastixioideae) from the Middle Eocene Princeton Chert of British Columbia.
Permineralized Alethopteris from the Upper Pennsylvanian of Ohio and Illinois.
Stem diameter and anatomy also suggest that a number of permineralized forms were vine- or liana-like (e.