demineralization demineralization


  1. (n) abnormal loss of mineral salts (especially from bone)
  2. (n) the removal of minerals and mineral salts from a liquid (especially from water)



  1. This tends to counter a side effect of one type of immunosuppressive drug: demineralization of the bones.
  2. Overdoses of vitamin D can produce demineralization of bone, resulting in multiple fractures after minimal trauma.
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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /