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petrification

[pet′rifikā′shən]
the process of becoming calcified or stonelike.

petrification

the process of mineralization of an organism (fossilization) through saturation by a solution of minerals.
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The subjects of the legends told in Turkey vary, but the legends about petrifaction seem to be the most striking.
Petrifaction is turning of human, plant or any other object to stone.
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He adds to it, however, a treatise on petrifactions, entitled Alcyonia, conchae, et alia, quae ex salso liquore maris et ex ejus spumae, cum tenuissimis sordibus permista concrescunt.
It became known as "Brown, Son and Mawe, Petrifactions Warehouse.
His exhibits included "crystals, spars, minerals, basalt from the Giant's Causeway, fossils [and] petrifactions," and he sold a great variety of minerals and fossils to his visitors.
Brander, who owned a "great collection of minerals, fossils, petrifactions, etc.