fossilization :

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  • n  the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
  • n  becoming inflexible or out of date

  • Hollywood is in danger of fossilization.
  • Gifford's views are those of a forthright "modernist" to whom orthodoxy is merely another word for fossilization.
  • Bodies be come landscape, human anatomy wavers into that of animal or plant, and the structure of flesh undergoes a sort of fossilization.
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  • Fossil insect traces reveal ancient climate, entrapment, and fossilization at La Brea Tar Pits
    The La Brea Tar Pits have stirred the imaginations of scientists and the public for over a century. But the amount of time it took for ancient animals to become buried in asphalt after enduring gruesome deaths has remained a mystery. Recent forensic investigations reveal new insights into fossilization and the prevailing climate at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits toward the end of the last Ice Age.
    July 4, 2013 - Science Daily

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