petrification


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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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But if Beckett draws on Ovidian myths of petrification, he also uses the opposite process, reanimation and reawakening.
The Petrification of Heresy: Concepts of Heterodoxy in the Early Middle Ages," John C.
Fifteen million years later, minerals have begun to replace the bone tissue in a process called petrification.
The moment of ancestral petrification, one informant explained, coincided precisely with the birth of Christ.
Rather than being frozen in a petrification of intolerance towards alternative research perspectives, IHRM scholars must realize that each paradigmatic perspective can, and should, inform our understanding of the complexity of the dynamics of the phenomena of our field.
The effect of all system is apt to be petrification of the subject systematized.
The petrification process still goes on today with crockery, ornaments and other gifts left under a steady drizzle of mineral-rich water to become coated in a glittering limestone glaze.
The petrification of the community seems encapsulated in the vision of the family name, "Murdoch," chiseled into the cement of their street curb--an indication that they will remain there in perpetuity.
This led to a remarkable petrification of the Polish-Catholic identity so that almost all Poles automatically regarded themselves as Catholics, while they also believe that non-Catholics are unlikely to be good Poles.
Tawney nodded, "Systems prepare for their own overthrow by a preliminary process of petrification.
Following these changes, there were repeated sea incursions that began the irreversible process of petrification, enabling silicon salts to filter into plant fibers, replacing their carbon, until they were changed to stone.
This specific case of literary metamorphosis - the transformation as petrification or as the overcoming of petrification in the form of a statue that comes alive - has led critics to consider metamorphosis as a special, pronounced kind of tropological fusion of metaphoric and metonymic elements and as a trope of personification.